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