Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1973

Terrestrial or sometimes semi-aquatic; Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, streams, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Usually white
Bisexual, often functionally unisexual
4-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum hydropiperoides   FAMILY Polygonaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-016a:
Polygonum hydropiperoides var. hydropiperoides   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mild Waterpepper


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image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pehy7_001_lvd

        

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_peop3_001_lvd

        

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pohy2_004_lvd

        

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

Gill Newberry    gn09_p_persicaria_hydropi

September        

Flowers without dotted glands, in erect spikes with gaps between clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

JK Marlow    jkm140909_509b

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

JK Marlow    jkm140909_514

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

JK Marlow    jkm140909_514b

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves usually less than 15mm wide, 3.5 or more times longer than wide, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

JK Marlow    jkm140909_515

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Persicaria hydropiperoides

Gill Newberry    gn10_p_persicaria_hydrope

October