Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1128

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native & non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink/Red/White
Mostly bisexual
5-parted calyx (rarely 4 or 6)
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/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 spp.   FAMILY Polygonaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum spp.   FAMILY Polygonaceae

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-000 (06-19):
Polygonum spp. (Smartweed, Tearthumb)   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smartweed, Tearthumb


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image of Persicaria spp., Smartweed, Tearthumb

JK Marlow    jkm0306h_33

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Persicaria spp., Smartweed, Tearthumb

JK Marlow    jkm0308m_16

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Persicaria spp., Smartweed, Tearthumb

JK Marlow    jkm091003_006

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Quite a tangle.