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[Annual] perennial herb. Stem: ascending to erect, glabrous or hairy, ribs 0. Leaf: cauline, alternate, petioled or not; ocrea funnel-shaped, papery, persistent or not, glabrous to scabrous; blade narrowly lanceolate to ovate, entire. Inflorescence: axillary, terminal, raceme- or panicle-like; peduncle present or 0; pedicel present; flowers 1–5. Flower: bisexual, base stalk-like or not; perianth not enlarging, rotate, cream or green- to yellow-white or pink, glabrous, parts 5, fused ± 1/4, petal-like, ± of 2 kinds, outer 2 < inner 3, ± obtuse; stamens 8, filaments free, not wider basally, fused to perianth tube or not, glabrous, anthers ovate to elliptic, yellow to pink or red-purple; styles 3, erect to spreading, fused basally or not, stigmas head-like. Fruit: included or exserted, unwinged, 3-angled, yellow- or dark-brown, faces subequal. Seed: embryo generally curved.
± 25 species: western North America, Europe, Asia. (Greek: point, angle, probably from 3-angled fruit)
Unabridged etymology: (Greek: ak, point, gone, angle, probably from 3-angled fruit)
Unabridged synonyms: [Polygonum sect. Aconogonon Meisn.]

Key to Aconogonon

1. Stem (50)70–150(200) cm; inflorescence generally ± terminal, panicle-like ..... A. phytolaccifolium

1' Stem 10–35(50) cm; inflorescence axillary, raceme-like

2. Petiole 0.2–0.6(10) mm; leaf blade ± glabrous to scabrous, yellow-green, tip ± acute ..... A. davisiae

2' Petiole 4–12(15) mm; leaf blade ± glabrous to soft-hairy, dark-green becoming ± red, tip ± obtuse ..... A. newberryi


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