mollugo verticillata


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carpetweed

carpetweed

Grows almost everywhere. The whole plant is edible. Said to raise levels of nitric oxide, which lowers blood pressure and is great for bodybuilding and sexual power. Low growing, 1-2 feet across, like a circular mat. Leaves smooth to the touch, usually narrow and whorled 3-8 around same point on stem. Flowers white or greenish-white.
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Key words: Mollugo verticillata L., NO release, immunomodulatory activity
officinalis, Mollugo verticillata, Pastinaca sativa, Plantago lanceolata, Polygonum cespitosum, P.
Mollugo verticillata L.: (*,+); Carpetweed; infrequent; disturbed areas and cindery area; BSUH 10679, 11409.
The most important species in the seed bank were a native perennial forb Antennaria plantaginifolia (IV = 63.7), an introduced annual Mollugo verticillata (30.6), and two native annuals Conyza canadensis (19.1) and Linaria canadensis (15.4).
Antennaria plantaginifolia and Mollugo verticillata, ranked first and second in importance value in the seed bank, respectively, were not encountered in the vegetation sampling, although rare individuals of A.
Density of perennials was driven primarily by Antennaria plantaginifolia, whereas density of annuals was more evenly distributed, with four species dominating (Mollugo verticillata, Conyza canadensis, Linaria canadensis and Triodanis perfoliata) (Table 1).
The only exotic species encountered in the plots was Mollugo verticillata (carpetweed) that occurred in very low numbers (Table 1).