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