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Taxon: Polygonum argyrocoleon Steud. ex Kunze

Genus: Polygonum
Family: Polygonaceae subfamily: Polygonoideae tribe: Polygoneae
Nomen number: 316792
Place of publication: Linnaea 20:17. 1847
Name verified on: 09-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Mar-2004
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Persian knotweed   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • silver-sheath knotweed   (Source: Names Beetle ) – English
  • ghardab   (Source: Ill L Qatar ) – Arabic
  • zhou bian xu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (plant of disturbed sites fide F CalifJep)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Gansu, Nei Monggol, Qinghai, Xinjiang
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part

  • naturalized elsewhere



Check other web resources for Polygonum argyrocoleon Steud. ex Kunze:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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