Persicaria glabra (Willd.) M. Gmez

Smartweed

Persicaria glabra plant

Family - Polygonaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Persicaria glabra roots
Roots arising from the nodes of the stem.

Persicaria glabra stemStem and ocrea.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Persicaria glabra leavesPressed leaves.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Persicaria glabra inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Persicaria glabra flowersFlowers.

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Low wet woods and swamps.

Origin - Native to the Southeastern U.S. and Central and South America.

Other info. - This robust species can be found in a few counties of extreme Southeastern Missouri. The plant likes wet conditions. P. glabra can be identified in the field by its habitat, large leaves, robust stems (which root at the nodes), and its dense flower clusters. In warmer climates the plant can form large colonies by means of stolons and rhizomes.

Photographs taken off Hwy 60, Yeehaw Junction, FL., 2-13-03.


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