Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Polygonum erectum Linnaeus
Polygonum erectum is an upper elevation herb most notable for its slender vertically erect stems. The flowers, singly or in multiples in the leaf axils, are small and greenish white. The leaves are sessile and linear to obovate. Polygonum erectum is found in the understory of upper elevation mixed conifer forest.
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Polygonum erectum, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Sivinski, San Francisco Mtns., Johnson Canyon, Aug. 14, 2009
Polygonum erectum, closeup of stem, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Sivinski, San Francisco Mtns., Johnson Canyon, Aug. 14, 2009
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