Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4324

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mtns & throughout NC & northward, rare in GA & SC Piedmont

Look for it in wet pastures, barnyards, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish with narrow pink or white, hyaline margins near apex
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Inflorescence spikelike, interrupted or uninterrupted distally

FRUIT:
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 (6/30/18):
Persicaria hydropiper   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum hydropiper   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-012:
Polygonum hydropiper   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Marshpepper Smartweed, Waterpepper


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image of Persicaria hydropiper, Marshpepper Smartweed, Waterpepper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pehy6_001_lvd

        

image of Persicaria hydropiper, Marshpepper Smartweed, Waterpepper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pohy_001_lvd