Genus: Polygonum

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Polygonum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 359. 1753.

List of Polygonum Species

References to Polygonum

  • Brooks, GM; Mertens, T. R. 1972. A biosystematic study of Polygonum ramosissimum and P. tenue. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 81: 277-283.
  • Chancellor, R. J. 1986. Decline of arable weed seeds during 20 Years in soil under grass and the periodicity of seedling emergence after cultivation.
  • Costea, M.; Tardif, F. J. 2003. Nomenclatural changes in the genus Polygonum section Polygonum (Polygonaceae). Sida 20: 987-997.
  • Costea, M.; Tardif, F. J. 2003. Polygonum aviculare subsp. rurivagum (Polygonaceae) in North America. Sida 20: 1709-1711.
  • Decraene, L. P. R.; Hong, S. P.; Smets, E. F. 2000. Systematic significance of fruit morphology and anatomy in tribes Persicarieae and Polygoneae (Polygonaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 134: 301-337.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2005. Flora of North America. Volume 5. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 2. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. , 656 pages. (ISBN 0195222113)
  • Foderaro, M. A.; Ungar, I. A. 1997. Growth and survival of Polygonum aviculare L. at a brine-contaminated site in southeastern Ohio. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 138: 140-152.
  • Forman, J.; Kesseli, R. V. 2003. Sexual reproduction in the invasive species Fallopia japonica (Polygonaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 90: 586-592.
  • Hollingsworth, M. L. 2000. Evidence for massive clonal growth in the invasive weed Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 133: 463-472.
  • Hong, S. P.; Oh, I. C.; Ronse Decraene, L. P. 2005. Pollen morphology of the genera Polygonum s. str. and Polygonella (Polgoneae: Polygonaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 254: 13-30.
  • Lamont, E. E. 1998. Mile-a-minute (Polygonum perfoliatum) invades Long Island. New York Flora Association Newsletter 9: 4-5.
  • Mertens, T. R. 1965. Taxonomy of Polygonum section Polygonum (Avicularia) in North America. Madrono 18: 85-92.
  • Mitchell, R. S. 1971. Comparative leaf structure of aquatic Polygonum species. Amer. J. Bot. 58: 342-360.
  • Mitchell, R. S. 1976. Submergence experiments on nine species of semi-aquatic Polygonum. Amer. J. Bot. 63: 1158-1165.
  • Myers, J. A. 2004. Seed dispersal by white-tailed deer: implications for long-distance dispersal, invasion, and migration of plants in eastern North America. Oecologia 139: 35-44.
  • Park, C. W. 1988. Taxonomy of Polygonum section Echinocaulon. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 47: 1-82.
  • Patterson, D. T. 1976. The history and distribution of five exotic weeds in North Carolina. Castanea 41: 177-80.
  • Ronse Decraene, L. P.; Akeroyd, J. R. 1988. Generic limits in Polygonum and related genera (Polygonaceae) on the basis of floral characters. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 98: 321-371.
  • Ronse Decraene, L. P.; Hong, S. P.; Smets, E. 2000. Systematic significance of fruit morphology and anatomy in tribes Persicarieae and Polygoneae (Polygonaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 134: 301-377.
  • Ronse Decraene, L. P.; Hong, S. P.; Smets, E. F. 2004. What is the taxonomic status of Polygonella? Evidence of floral morphology. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 91: 320-345.
  • Savage, A. D. 1968. A taxonic study of genus Polygonum, sect. Polygonum (Avicularia), in Indiana and Wisconsin. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 77: 357-369.
  • Schuster, T. M. 2011. Phylogeny of Polygoneae (Polygonaceae: Polygonoideae). Taxon 60: 1653-1666.
  • Small, J. K. 1895. A monograph of the North American species of the genus Polygonum. Vol. 1. Vol. Memoirs from the Department of Botany. Columbia College, New York, NY. , 178 pages.
  • Smith, E. M.; Treaster, S. A. 1987. Tolerance of landscape vines to selected pre-emergence herbicides. Ohio Agric. Res. Dev. Circ. 291: 17-18.
  • Staniforth, R. J.; Cavers, P. B. 1977. The importance of cottontail rabbits in the dispersal of Polygonum spp. J. Applied Ecol. 14: 261-267.
  • Wolf, S. J.; McNeill, J. 1986. Synopsis and achene morphology of Polygonum (Polygonaceae) in Canada. Rhodora 88: 457-479.
  • Zika, P. F. 2003. Notes on the provenance of some eastern wetland species disjunct in western North America. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 130: 43-46.
  • Zika, P. F.; Jacobson, A. L. 2003. An overlooked hybrid Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum x sachalinense; Polygonaceae) in North America. Rhodora 105: 143-152.