Polygonum densiflorum Meisn.

Polygonum densiflorum plant

Family - Polygonaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Polygonum densiflorum rootsRoots arising from the nodes of the stem.

Polygonum densiflorum stemStem and ocrea.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Polygonum densiflorum leavesPressed leaves.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Polygonum densiflorum inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Polygonum densiflorum flowersFlowers.

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Low wet woods and swamps.

Origin - Native to the Southeastern U.S. and Central and South America.

Other info. - This robust species can be found in a few counties of extreme Southeastern Missouri. The plant likes wet conditions. P. densiflorum can be identified in the field by its habitat, large leaves, robust stems (which root at the nodes), and its dense flower clusters. In warmer climates the plant can form large colonies by means of stolons and rhizomes.

Photographs taken off Hwy 60, Yeehaw Junction, FL., 2-13-03.


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