Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2240

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish/Pinkish/Whitish
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Flowers in racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-017:
Polygonum setaceum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum setaceum +

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Smartweed