Browse by Family: Polygonaceae

Plant Group: Dicotyledon

Family Description:
Herbs and shrub with simple leaves and stipules sheathing the branchlets below the leaves, leaves are always alternate, flowers are small to minute.

Genera Species Images
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Annual or perennial herbs grow in either permanently or seasonally wet sites. Usually erect or have decumbent stems which may root at the nodes. Spikes of many small flowers at or near the end of branches. Flowers usually bisexual, 4-5 perianth segments petal-like, stamens 4-8. Fruit a nut.


Genus Species
Muehlenbeckia Muehlenbeckia adpressa
Persicaria Persicaria praetermissa