Equal-leaved Knotgrass - Polygonum arenastrum

Alt Name
Equal Leaved Knotgrass

Low mat-forming plant. Leaves elliptical to lanceolate, uniform. Flowers lateral, solitary or in small clusters, greenish white, or pinkish.

Photo ID?

Waste places, roadsides and pathways, open and bare places etc.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History


UK Status

Fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 147 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map