Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

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

Common

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

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink (rarely white)
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown/Blackish
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum pensylvanicum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-008:
Polygonum pensylvanicum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pennsylvania Smartweed, Pinkweed