OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Persicaria arifolia   FAMILY Polygonaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum arifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Persicaria arifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-019:
Polygonum arifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tracaulon arifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Halberd-leaf Tearthumb


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image of Persicaria arifolia, Halberd-leaf Tearthumb

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_poar6_002_lvd

        

image of Persicaria arifolia, Halberd-leaf Tearthumb

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trar6_001_lvd

        

image of Persicaria arifolia, Halberd-leaf Tearthumb

Gill Newberry    gn10_polygonum_arifolium

October        

Leaves to 6" long, broadly hastate with flaring triangular lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Persicaria arifolia   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum arifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Persicaria arifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-019:
Polygonum arifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tracaulon arifolium

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1117

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: marshes, wet thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stem, petioles, and major leaf veins (beneath) have abundant recurved prickles

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
4-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Inflorescence capitate or paniclelike, uninterrupted

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Nutlet

 

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