Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1117

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in marshes, wet thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Persicaria arifolia   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum arifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-019:
Polygonum arifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Halberd-leaf Tearthumb


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image of Persicaria arifolia

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

        

image of Persicaria arifolia

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

        

image of Persicaria arifolia

Gill Newberry    gn10_polygonum_arifolium

October        

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