Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Caryophyllales — the knotweeds.

Etymologies

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Polygonum +‎ -aceae

Examples

  • The buckwheat family (Polygonaceae) is well-represented.

    Adaptations of desert plants

  • The tall, bright-yellow flower stalk of the noble rhubarb, Rheum nobile (Polygonaceae), stands above all the low herbs and shrubs like a beacon, visible from across the valleys of the high Himalayan slopes.

    Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • BUCKWHEAT, the fruit (so-called seeds) of _Fagopyrum esculentum_ (natural order Polygonaceae), a herbaceous plant, native of central Asia, but cultivated in Europe and North America; also extensively cultivated in the

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Although buckwheat is not a grass, but a member of family Polygonaceae, it counts as a cereal grain in Germany.

    Küchenlatein (Mein Küchentagebuch)

  • Members of the Amaranthaceae (particularly the chenopodioids sugar beet, mangel, Swiss chard, spinach etc), Geraniaceae (geraniums etc) and Polygonaceae (rhubarb, sorrel, buckwheat etc) plant families can contain large amounts of oxalic acid, which can be toxic if the plants contain more than 10\% of their dry weight as oxalic acid and if an animal eats too much of it too rapidly.

    Musings from a Stonehead

  • Members of the Amaranthaceae (particularly the chenopodioids sugar beet, mangel, Swiss chard, spinach etc), Geraniaceae (geraniums etc) and Polygonaceae (rhubarb, sorrel, buckwheat etc) plant families can contain large amounts of oxalic acid, which can be toxic if the plants contain more than 10\% of their dry weight as oxalic acid and if an animal eats too much of it too rapidly.

    Musings from a Stonehead

  • Members of the Amaranthaceae (particularly the chenopodioids sugar beet, mangel, Swiss chard, spinach etc), Geraniaceae (geraniums etc) and Polygonaceae (rhubarb, sorrel, buckwheat etc) plant families can contain large amounts of oxalic acid, which can be toxic if the plants contain more than 10\% of their dry weight as oxalic acid and if an animal eats too much of it too rapidly.

    Musings from a Stonehead

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