Polygonum careyi

Carey's Knotweed

Names and Myths

Polygonum Latin poly many, and gonu knee, joint from the nodes

careyi for its discoverer, John Carey, 1797-1880

Natural history / Folklore

A rare species, found in sandy open woodlands, locally at the Cowbane Prairie.


Nodding spike of purple reddish or greenish flowers. Flowers small composed of 5 petal like sepals.

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