Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2238

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC

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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish / pale pink
Bisexual
4(-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 lapathifolia   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum lapathifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-009:
Polygonum lapathifolium   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dockleaf Smartweed, Willow-weed, Pale Smartweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pela22_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pola4_002_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0008e_01a

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm090815_224

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

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JK Marlow    jkm090815_226

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Ocreae 1-3cm long, not ciliate, glabrous or minutely strigillose on the nerves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_874b

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_874c

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140829_110

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140829_112

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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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    s090815_06

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

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Gill Newberry    gn10_p_persicaria_lapathi

October        

Ocrea brownish, cylindric, chartaceous, base inflated, margins truncate, per Flora of North America.


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

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JK Marlow    jkm091003_010

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

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JK Marlow    jkm091003_016

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

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JK Marlow    jkm101003_095

October    Greenville County    SC

Beechwood Farms

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JK Marlow    jkm141008_084

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Tepals 4(5); inflorescences usually arching-drooping, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm141008_086

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves often with a triangular reddish blotch in middle of the upper surface, per Weakley's Flora.