West Highland Flora

Ray's Knotgrass


Polygonum oxyspermum ssp raii

 

Polygonum oxyspermum ssp raii

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

Fairly frequent on sandy shores.

Flower diameter c 3.5 mm

ID: Fruit 5-6 mm long, (in Common Knotgrass it is not more than 3.5 mm), and protruding from petals as in pic opp. (top, just right of centre)

Other features: Annual.  Totally prostrate, sprawling over the sand.  Flowers pink or green with broad white margins, persisting to surround the dark brown nut.

 

  Polygonum oxyspermum ssp raii

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

 
     
     
  Polygonum oxyspermum ssp raii

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

 
     
     

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