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Engelmann's Knotweed -
Polygonum douglasii ssp. engelmannii
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Annual. Stems erect or ascending, angled, branched at the base, 2–10 cm. Leaves short-petiolate; the blades 5–15 mm long, linear-oblanceolate, reduced above; stipules glabrous, 2–3 mm long. Flowers ca. 2 mm long, 2 to 4 in upper leaf axils; pedicels reflexed, 1–3 mm long; tepals green with rose margins. Achene 3-sided, 1–2 mm long, shiny black (
Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
BC, AB south to NV, UT and CO (
Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap:
(Macior 1974, Colla and Dumesh 2010).
Literature Cited Above
Legend: View Online Publication Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141:39-68. Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p. Macior, L.M. 1974. Pollination ecology of the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Melanderia 15: 1-59. Web Search Engines for Articles on "Engelmann's Knotweed"