Polygonum aviculare L.

Taxonomy: Fam. Polygonaceae// Genus: Polygonum// Species: Polygonum aviculare L.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1995).

Lifeform: Annual; Therophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Distribution: Native to the Temperate Northern Hemisphere, Macaronesia to Eritrea according to the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

Habitat:  Disturbed ground, in and near settlements and other ruderal habitats.

Flowering period: Summer- early fall: JUL, AUG, SEP.

Polygonum aviculare – habit. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – habit. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – stem with flowers. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – stem.with flowers Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – flowering stem. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – fruiting perianth. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – leaves of main and secondary stem. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – leaves of main and secondary stem. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Polygonum aviculare – leaves of main and secondary stem. Osogovo, near village of Preseka, 04.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Micevski, K. (1995). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 3. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Polygonum aviculare L. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:695422-1 [Accessed 20.09.2022].

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