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Common name

English: Sea knotgrass

German: Strand-Knöterich

Portuguese: Polígono da praia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Polygonales (27)

        Family: Polygonaceae (30)(family description)

          Genus: Polygonum (8)

            Epithet: maritimum L. (4)

Synonyms: Avicularia maritima Didr., Polygonum argenteum Ehrenb. ex Meisn., Polygonum chilense K. Koch

argenteum => silvery

chilense => from Chile

maritima => growing on the seashore, confined to the coast

maritimum => growing on the seashore, confined to the coast

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

Check for Polygonum maritimum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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