Wild Buckwheat – Polygonum convolvulus

Wild Buckwheat – Polygonum convolvulus Wild Buckwheat (Polygonum convolvulus) -annual with slender stems trailing on ground or twining about other plants; heart-shaped leaves with basal lobes and a small papery sheath that encircles stem at the leaf base; small green flowers. -produces up to 1,000 seeds per plant -confused with field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) which has creeping roots and trumpet-shaped…

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Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus Acorus calamus is a Perennial, semi-aquatic and smelly plant, found in both temperate and subtemperate zones. It is upto 6 feet tall, aromatic, sword-shaped leaves and small, yellow/green flowers with branched rhizome. Rhizome horizontal, jointed, somewhat vertically compressed, spongy within, 1.25-2.5 cm in thickness, pale to dark brown or ocassionally orange-brown in colour, leaves grass-like or sword shaped,…

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