Dune Knotweed

(Polygonum paronychia)
Dune Knotweed
Dune Knotweed at Lobos Creek dunes.

Will Elder, NPS


Origin Of Genus Name: Polygonum is Greek for "many knees."

Presidio Locations: Found on coastal dunes and dune scrub.

Range In State: Central to northern California coast. The Presidio is the type locality for this species.

Description: This native, low growing shrub has white or pink flowers and branches tipped with rounded, needle-like leaves. Blooms June to August.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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