Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3152

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale to deep pink
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown/Blackish
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 densiflora   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum densiflorum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-007:
Polygonum densiflorum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Persicaria glabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Dense-flowered Smartweed


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image of Persicaria densiflora

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pepo8_001_lvd

        

image of Persicaria densiflora

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pode2_002_lvd

        

image of Persicaria densiflora

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_densiflora1

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