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