Seed Study - Polygonum convolvulus
Species: Polygonum convolvulus
Seedling Identification: Cotyledons are dull green and strap-like. First true leaves are hastate, often have a reddish tinge at the base of the leaf, and the side margins are often rolled under.
Thanks to Rick Shory, NREL-Colorado State University, for identification and description.
Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.