Koenigia davisiae (W.H.Brewer ex A.Gray) T.M.Schust. & Reveal (syn: Aconogonon davisiae (Brewer ex A. Gray) K. Haraldson (ambiguous synonym); Aconogonon davisiae (W. H. Brewer ex A. Gray) Soják (ambiguous synonym); Aconogonon davisiae var. glabrum (Jones) S.P. Hong; Aconogonon newberryi (Small) Sojak; Polygonum davisiae W. H. Brewer ex A. Gray, Polygonum newberryi Small; Polygonum newberryi var. glabrum G.N.Jones; Polygonum newberryi var. glabrum Jones);
Polygonum davisiae is a species of flowering plant in the knotweed family known by the common name Davis’ knotweed.
It is native to the western United States from Washington and Idaho to the Sierra Nevada, where it grows in high mountain habitat, such as talus and fellfields.
Polygonum davisiae is a perennial herb producing a decumbent or upright stem from a woody caudex, growing to a maximum erect height near 40 centimeters. The leaves are oval and pointed or widely-lance-shaped to somewhat triangular, yellowish or pale green and waxy, slightly hairy, or smooth in texture. At the base of each leaf is a thin reddish sheath formed from the leaf’s stipules which is known as the ochrea. Flowers occur in clusters of 2 to 5 in the leaf axils. The flowers are yellowish, greenish, or purple-tinged and just a few millimeters wide.
(From Wikipedia on 13.5.14)
Polygonaceae Fortnight: Aconogonon davisiae from Shasta mountains, California;GSMAY13 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Aconogonon davisiae (A. Gray) Sojak
syn: Polygonum davisiae A. Gray
Photographed from Shasta mountains, California.
Wonderful post Sir! Never thought Aconogonon shows this much diversity.