Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1125

Forb
Annual

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

Common

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

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blackish-brown
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 sagittata   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum sagittatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-018:
Polygonum sagittatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Arrowleaf Tearthumb, Arrowvine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_posa5_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trsa4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_796

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves narrowly arrow-shaped, 1-3" long, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_796b

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Sharp backward-turned prickles on stems & midveins of leaf undersides, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm090815_027b

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Flowers have 5 [calyx] lobes and usually 8 stamens, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm090815_049

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Leaves petiolate, sagittate at base, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140809_396

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Gill Newberry    gn09_p_persicaria_sagitta

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm060903_081

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Flowers usually 3-12 in capitate clusters, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130913_300

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    s060903_i

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm0310d_23

October    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

Flowers white or pink in small rounded heads, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0310e_31

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

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JK Marlow    jkm161013_923

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park