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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pepe19_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_pensylvanica_73138

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_pensylvanica_73140

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

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JK Marlow    jkm0308m_01

August    Greenville County    SC

An erect, branching annual to 4' tall., per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140804_333

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140804_334

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140804_335

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140804_338

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_838

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Ocrea 5-20mm, chartaceous, base inflated, glabrous or appressed-pubescent, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_842

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Upper stem has numerous hairlike glands, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_842b

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Outer tepals with inconspicuous and irregularly-forking veins; tepals 5, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140829_115

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

P. pensylvanica on the left; P. lapathifolia on the right.

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JK Marlow    jkm140829_120

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Ocreae not ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE ocreae of Jumpseed and Smartweed species

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JK Marlow    jkm140829_121

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves up to 5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_p_persicaria_pen_clo

September        

Rather tight, erect cylindric racemes, 1-2" long and 0.5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_p_persicaria_pennsyl

September        

Stems have a tendency to zigzag between the alternate leaves, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

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JK Marlow    jkm140924_950

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm180918_4788

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180918_4790

September    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_pensylvanicum

September