Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Polygonaceae
(Buckwheat Family)


The Polygonaceae are represented mainly by three genera in the Gila National Forest: Eriogonum, Polygonum, and Rumex. They have small flowers in clusters with no petals. The stipules from a united sheath called "ocrea."

Eriogonum abertianum (Abert Buckwheat)
Eriogonum alatum (Abert Buckwheat)
Eriogonum jamesii (Antelope Sage)
Eriogonum pharnaceoides (Wirestem Buckwheat)
Eriogonum polycladon (Sorrel Buckwheat)
Eriogonum thurberi (Thurber Buckwheat)
Eriogonum wrightii (Wright Buckwheat)
Fallopia baldschuanica (Chinese Fleece Vine)
Fallopia convolvulus (Black Bindweed)
Persicaria amphibia (Water Smartweed)
Persicaria lapathifolia (Curltop Smartweed)
Persicaria maculosa (Lady's Thumb)
Persicaria punctata (Smartweed)
Polygonum aviculare (Yard Knotweed)
Polygonum erectum (Erect Knotweed)
Polygonum sawatchense (Sawatch Knotweed)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrel)
Rumex crispus subsp. crispus (Curly Dock)
Rumex hymenosepalus (Canaigre)
Rumex mexicanus (Mexican Dock)
Rumex obtusifolius (Bitter Dock)
Rumex orthoneurus (Chihuahua Dock)
Rumex pulcher (Fiddle Dock)


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