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
Superior ovary
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


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

        

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

        

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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

JK Marlow    jkm140724_079

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Persicaria setacea

JK Marlow    jkm130824_579

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Ocreae strigose & hirsute, at least some hairs loosely ascending to spreading, per Weakley's Flora.


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

image of Persicaria setacea

JK Marlow    jkm130824_583

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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