OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Persicaria setacea   FAMILY Polygonaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum setaceum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Persicaria setacea

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum setaceum var. setaceum

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum setaceum var. tonsum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-017:
Polygonum setaceum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria setacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed


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image of Persicaria setacea, Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pese15_001_lvd

        

image of Persicaria setacea, Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pose6_002_lvd

        

image of Persicaria setacea, Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm140724_076b

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Racemes densely flowered. Calyx greenish to pinkish or whitish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Persicaria setacea, Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm140724_079

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Persicaria setacea, Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm130824_583

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves lacking a triangular reddish blotch. Blades cuneate to truncate at base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Persicaria setacea, Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm210813_2789

August    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Nutlets black, lustrous, trigonous [three-angled], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Persicaria setacea, Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm210813_2792

August    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Ocreae densely strigose, 1-1.5cm long, cilia 6-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Persicaria setacea   FAMILY Polygonaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum setaceum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Persicaria setacea

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum setaceum var. setaceum

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum setaceum var. tonsum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-017:
Polygonum setaceum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria setacea

 

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2240

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in GA & NC Mountains)

Habitat: swamp forests, bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems, petioles and leaves unarmed

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

Inflorescence spikelike, uninterrupted

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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