Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4325

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA & SC Coastal Plain, rare in NC, endemic

Look for it in pondcypress savannas, depression ponds in pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink to whitish
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Inflorescence spikelike, interrupted proximally, usually uninterrupted distally

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Persicaria hirsuta   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum hirsutum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-011:
Polygonum hirsutum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Smartweed


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