Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2460

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon GA Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Persicaria maculosa   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum persicaria   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-014:
Polygonum persicaria   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Lady's-thumb, Heart's-ease