Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2239

Forb
Annual/Rhizomatous perennial

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

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Nutlet

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-015:
Polygonum punctatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum punctatum var. confertiflorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Dotted Smartweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pepu18_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm130928_675

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_persicaria_punctata

September    Iredell County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm131020_900

October    Spartanburg County    SC

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


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image of Persicaria punctata

JK Marlow    jkm131020_907

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers white or green, borne in erect, interrupted racemes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Persicaria punctata

JK Marlow    jkm131020_915

October    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm131020_921

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf blade without dark blotch, lanceolate to lanceolate-ovate or subrhombic, per Flora of North America.

image of Persicaria punctata

JK Marlow    jkm161013_930

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

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JK Marlow    jkm161013_931

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park