Re: [pfaf] possible help
- I was unable to find all the information you wanted. What I did find was that Polygonums are Knotweeds.Polygonum auberetii is silverlace vine/russian vinePolygonum capitatum is Japanese knotweedPolygonum multiforum is Flowery KnotweedPolygonum bistorta is BistortPolygonum aviculare is knotgrassPolygonum hydropiper is Common smartweed/mild water pepperPolygonum pensylvanicum is Pennsylvania smartweedPolygonum persicaria is Lady's thum/Heart's easeI don't know if this is of any help but it was all I could find.Jackie from NY
Hill8628@...----- Original Message -----From: Ali YILDIRIMSent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 12:15 PMSubject: [pfaf] possible helpI would be very happy If any member of this group could possibly write me the Ingilish name of an edible wild plant Polygonum cognatum Meissn.All the bestDr. Ali Yıldırım
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- I've looked through many search engines and botanical databases and can't
find that plant listed, except in one obscure study.
http://www.econbot.org/journal/Vol54_2/ebot-54-2-155.pdf This paper is
titled, "An Ethnobotanical Study in Central Anatolia (Turkey)." It talks of
Polygonum cognatum Meissn being used as a green and eaten by people in
Turkey. It was sun-dried in spring and then stored for winter.
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones.
- Well, perhaps, as no one has found an English name, and the only references
found refer to its being native to Turkey, that it is not native to the
English speaking countries, and perhaps does not *have* an English name...??
Though I still have not stumbled upon some of my more extensive books on
edible plants...when I do I will look in them.
Is it possible that the genus name of this Polygonum has chenged, as have
to many, to Persicaria, Fallopia, Fagopyrum, or any other, and that this has
been a problem with the online search? Or is the Polygonum genus most
current? Most of my books are old enough to not reflect these changes, but
I do know that this species is not one of the 40 species of Polygonum
recognized as growing wild in New England as of 25 years ago. Joanie
>I've looked through many search engines and botanical databases and can'tof
>find that plant listed, except in one obscure study.
>http://www.econbot.org/journal/Vol54_2/ebot-54-2-155.pdf This paper is
>titled, "An Ethnobotanical Study in Central Anatolia (Turkey)." It talks
>Polygonum cognatum Meissn being used as a green and eaten by people in
>Turkey. It was sun-dried in spring and then stored for winter.