Carolinas and Georgia

1973

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Persicaria hydropiperoides   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum hydropiperoides   FAMILY Polygonaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-016a:
Polygonum hydropiperoides var. hydropiperoides   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mild Waterpepper


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

Terrestrial or sometimes semi-aquatic; Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

...Wet

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Usually white
Bisexual, or often functionally unisexual
4-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Inflorescence spikelike, uninterrupted or interrupted proximally

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Persicaria hydropiperoides   FAMILY Polygonaceae

Mild Waterpepper