OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Persicaria densiflora   FAMILY Polygonaceae   Go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum glabrum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Persicaria glabra

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Persicaria glabra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum densiflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (Correll & Johnston, 1970)
Persicaria densiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-007:
Polygonum densiflorum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ILLEGITIMATE NAME) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria portoricensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Dense-flower Smartweed


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image of Persicaria densiflora, Dense-flower Smartweed

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

        

image of Persicaria densiflora, Dense-flower Smartweed

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

        

image of Persicaria densiflora, Dense-flower Smartweed

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_densiflora1

November    Camden County    NC

Leaf blades glabrous, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, cuneate, long-acute, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Persicaria densiflora   FAMILY Polygonaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum glabrum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Persicaria glabra

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Persicaria glabra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Polygonum densiflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (Correll & Johnston, 1970)
Persicaria densiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-007:
Polygonum densiflorum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ILLEGITIMATE NAME) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria portoricensis

 

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3152

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Habitat: swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have short petioles.

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

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

Inflorescence spikelike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown/Blackish
Nutlet

 

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