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Knotgrass

Observed: 2nd October 2012 By: allrounderallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plants
Knotgrass WB 1.10.12..
Knotgrass WB 1.10.12
Description:

Most plants gone over. Upright. Growing alongside and with Equal leaved Knotgrass.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

knotgrass

Nice picture of a plant that would not usually considered to be attractive

allrounder's picture

Thanks Mark

I do like to get up close on the small stuff. With a half decent lens and step up rings, it's like entering another world!

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Rachy Ramone's picture

Lovely picture!

Wow, what a pretty little thing!

Btw, would you say Polly-GO-num, or po-LIGG-a'num?

Rachy Ramone

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http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
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allrounder's picture

I would say Polly -go- num.

I would say Polly -go- num. Suppose it's like tomayto or tomarto. Is there a right way to pronounce it? Perhaps someone will enlighten us.

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lavateraguy's picture

dictionary pronunciation

I would say PO'li'GO'num, keeping the apparent morphemes separate. But referring to a dictionary, the pronunciation is given as po'LIG'an'am.

Apparently the name goes back to Greek polugonon, meaning "many knees".

allrounder's picture

Thanks

for that lavateraguy. Your thoughts (and anyone elses) always welcome. Gary

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cicuta58's picture

Pronunciation.

Most people I have encountered say po-LIGG-a'num. Many Latin names are popularly pronounced in the fewest stressed syllables even if it distorts how they were derived. I would prefer "keeping the apparent morphemes separate" but it is a losing battle.

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Rachy Ramone's picture

Of course it's tomarto, don't be daft.

And I fill my car at the gah-rahdge, not the garridge.

But then, I'm a Londoner, inni.

I think in this case that po-LI-g'num is going to win. On reflection, polly-GO-num sounds a bit too "spoke like it's spelt". Like saying Empy-dockles instead of Em-PEE-d'cleese.

Or, as per Carol-I-can't-stand-your-accent-Kline, Heemer-ockle-ees. Hemerocallis, you silly woman, that's HEEmer-o'callis.

Mind you, I've heard perfectly grown-up people pronounce Cotoneaster as cotton-easter. But to be fair, if you've only ever read the labels or read it in a book, how would you know that ist's pronounced K'toney-aster?

Oh dear, this debate could run and run: sorry, everyone!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY