Polygonum capitatum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don

Common name

English: Pinkhead smartweed

German: Köpfchen-Knöterich

Mandarin: 头花蓼 (tou hua liao)

Portuguese: Polígono

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Polygonales (27)

        Family: Polygonaceae (28) (family description)

          Genus: Polygonum (7)

           Epithet: capitatum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (2)

Synonym: Persicaria capitata (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Gross.

capitata => head-shaped, as ahead of composite bloom

capitatum => head-shaped, as ahead of composite bloom

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Polygonum capitatum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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