Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

Clicking on particular species will lead you to more information or photographs:

A camera indicates there are pictures. camera icon
A speaker indicates there is a sound file demonstrating pronunciation of the botanical name. speaker icon
A plus sign after a Latin name indicates that the species is further divided into varieties or subspecies. plus sign icon

Your search found 17 taxa.

arrow icon arrow

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Jumpseed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum virginianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Studies of the southeastern United States flora (Horton, 1972) Antenoron virginianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tovara virginiana 063-03-001

Flowers strung out along a slender terminal spike up to 18" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Water Smartweed, Scarlet Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Persicaria amphibia
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygonum amphibium +
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum coccineum 063-04-006

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Persicaria muhlenbergii


Its adaptations to differing water conditions make it quite variable, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Dense-flower Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Persicaria densiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum densiflorum

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America Persicaria glabra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum densiflorum 063-04-007

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Smartweed, Pinkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria pensylvanica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum pensylvanicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum pensylvanicum 063-04-008

Rather tight, erect cylindric racemes, 1-2" long and 0.5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Dockleaf Smartweed, Willow-weed, Pale Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria lapathifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum lapathifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum lapathifolium 063-04-009

Tepals 4(5); inflorescences usually arching-drooping, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Persicaria orientalis, Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Prince's Feather, Prince's-plume
Common Name: Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Prince's Feather, Prince's-plume
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria orientalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum orientale
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum orientale 063-04-010

range map need picture of flower of Persicaria hirsuta, Hairy Smartweed
Common Name: Hairy Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Persicaria hirsuta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hirsutum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum hirsutum 063-04-011

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


range map need picture of flower of Persicaria hydropiper, Marshpepper Smartweed, Waterpepper
Common Name: Marshpepper Smartweed, Waterpepper
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Persicaria hydropiper
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hydropiper
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum hydropiper 063-04-012

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


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Longbristle Smartweed, Bristly Lady's-thumb, Tufted Knotweed, Oriental Lady's-thumb
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria longiseta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003) Polygonum caespitosum var. longisetum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum 063-04-013

SYNONYMOUS WITH Polygonum longisetum


Deep reddish-pink flowers on erect terminal spikes only 0.2" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Spotted Lady's-thumb, Heart's-ease
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Persicaria maculosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum persicaria
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum persicaria 063-04-014

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


Spikes of flowers upright, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dotted Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria punctata
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Polygonum punctatum var. confertiflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum punctatum 063-04-015

Flowers white or green, borne in erect, interrupted racemes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mild Waterpepper, Swamp Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria hydropiperoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hydropiperoides
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum hydropiperoides var. hydropiperoides 063-04-016a

Flowers without dotted glands, in erect spikes with gaps between clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria setacea
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum setaceum

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Polygonum setaceum +

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum setaceum 063-04-017

Racemes densely flowered. Calyx greenish to pinkish or whitish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Tearthumb, Arrowvine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria sagittata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum sagittatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum sagittatum 063-04-018

Flowers white or pink in small rounded heads, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Halberd-leaf Tearthumb
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria arifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum arifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum arifolium 063-04-019

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Tracaulon arifolium


Flowers few and pink, purplish or white, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Tearthumb, Mile-a-minute-weed, Mile-a-minute-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria perfoliata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum perfoliatum

Small white flowers emerge from the rounded ocreas, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.


camera icon Common Name: Himalayan Knotweed, Kashmir Plume, cultivated knotweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Persicaria wallichii var. wallichii
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonum polystachyum

INCLUDED WITHIN Aconogonon polystachyum

INCLUDED WITHIN Reynoutria polystachya


Inflorescences mostly terminal, sometimes also axillary, paniclelike, per Flora of North America.


Your search found 17 taxa. You are on page PAGE 1 out of 1 pages.


"When the stem leaves grow directly across from each other, in pairs, the leaves are called opposite; when they grow in circles of threes, fours, fives, and so on, they are termed whorled. If... the leaves are arranged singly on the stem, first at one point and then at another, they are alternate." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide