Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1120

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Black
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-013:
Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Polygonum longisetum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Polygonum caespitosum var. longisetum

 

COMMON NAME:
Longbristle Smartweed, Bristly Lady’s-thumb, Tufted Knotweed