Scleranthus

Scleranthus annuus, known by the common names German knotweed and annual knawel

Scleranthus annuus

Synonyms:
German Knotweed, Annual Knawel
Scleranthus_annuus (Wikipedia)

Scleranthus annuus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Caryophyllaceae
Genus:Scleranthus
Species:
S. annuus
Binomial name
Scleranthus annuus

Scleranthus annuus is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae known by the common names German knotweed and annual knawel. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and it is known throughout the rest of the temperate world as an introduced species and a common weed. It grows in many types of habitat, often in disturbed areas.

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