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Common name

English: Pinkhead smartweed

German: Köpfchen-Knöterich

Mandarin: 头花蓼 (tou hua liao)

Portuguese: Polígono


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Polygonales (28)

        Family: Polygonaceae (30)(family description)

          Genus: Polygonum (8)

            Epithet: capitatum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (3)

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


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

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World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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