Polygonum Aviculare

Botanical Name:

Polygonum aviculare

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How to Grow
Water
High
Water generously when surface of mix is dry.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Heavy, Poor, pH 6-7
Heat Tolerant
Warm Climates
Cold Tolerant
-30 to -20°F / -34 to -23°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Annual, Herbaceous

Lifespan

Annual Zones 4-8

Plant Height

4-16 in / 10-40 cm

Flower

Small clusters of tiny, green, pink, or purple, petalless flowers in the axil of leaves near the stem.

Fruit

Dull brown nut with a 3-angled achene.

Benefits
Ornamental

Clusters of tiny, petalless blooms appear in the axils of nearby leaves, which are thin, almost blade-like, and deep green.

Attracts

Flower-flies

Bees

Warning

Toxic to grazing animals.

Taxonomy

Order

Polygonales

Family

Polygonaceae

Genus

Polygonum


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