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 punctata   FAMILY Polygonaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Persicaria punctata

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Polygonum punctatum var. confertiflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-015:
Polygonum punctatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria punctata var. leptostachya

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria punctata var. punctata

 

COMMON NAME:
Dotted Smartweed


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image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pepu18_001_lvd

        

image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm130928_675

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_persicaria_punctata

September    Iredell County    NC

image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm131020_900

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Ocrea brown, cylindric, chartaceous, base inflated, margins truncate, per Flora of North America.


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image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm131020_907

October    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm131020_915

October    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm131020_921

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf blade without dark blotch, lanceolate to lanceolate-ovate or subrhombic, per Flora of North America.

image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm161013_930

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

image of Persicaria punctata, Dotted Smartweed

JK Marlow    jkm161013_931

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Persicaria punctata

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Polygonum punctatum var. confertiflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-015:
Polygonum punctatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria punctata var. leptostachya

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Persicaria punctata var. punctata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2239

Forb
Annual/Rhizomatous perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: swamp forests, bottomlands, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Greenish
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Inflorescence spikelike, interrupted

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Nutlet

 

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