Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small
  • Fl. S.E. U.S.
  • Dotted smartweed, r enouée ponctuée

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 06 Dec 2021'

General Information

Plants annual or perennial, 1.5-12 dm; roots also often arising from proximal nodes; rhizomes often present. Stems ascending to erect, branched, without noticeable ribs, glabrous, glandular-punctate. Leaves: ocrea brown, cylindric, (4-)9-18 mm, chartaceous, base inflated, margins truncate, ciliate with bristles 2-11 mm, surface glabrous or strigose, glandular-punctate; petiole 0.1-1 cm, glandular-punctate, leaves sometimes sessile; blade without dark triangular or lunate blotch adaxially, lanceolate to lanceolate-ovate or subrhombic, 4-10(-15) × 0.6-2.4 cm, base tapered or cuneate, margins antrorsely strigose, apex acute to acuminate, faces glabrous or scabrous along midveins, glandular-punctate. Inflorescences mostly terminal, sometimes also axillary, erect, interrupted, 50-200 × 4-8 mm; peduncle 30-60 mm, glabrous, glandular-punctate; ocreolae mostly not overlapping, margins mostly ciliate with bristles to 2 mm. Pedicels ascending, 1-4 mm. Flowers 2-6 per ocreate fascicle, homostylous; perianth greenish proximally, white distally, rarely tinged pink, glandular-punctate with punctae ± uniformly distributed, scarcely accrescent; tepals 5, connate ca. 1/ 3 their length, obovate, 3-3.5 mm, veins prominent or not, not anchor-shaped, margins entire, apex obtuse to rounded; stamens 6-8, included; anthers pink or red, elliptic to ovate; styles 2-3, connate proximally. Achenes included or apex exserted, brownish black, usually 3-gonous, rarely biconvex, (1.8-)2.2-3.2 × 1.5-2.2 mm, shiny, smooth. 2n = 44.

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    Erect, 20-40 cm high, simple-branched, glabrous to pubescent or less hairy, annual herb. Stem simple or branched, glabrous to pubescent or ciliate. Leaves 1.5-7 x 0.4-1.75 cm, lanceolate to elliptic, acute - acuminate, pubescent, hairy or ciliate, margin entire, ciliate, glandular-punctate mostly on the ventral side. Ochreae 0.75-1.75 cm long, ciliate or fimbriate, ciliae or fimbriae ± equal to ochrea. Inflorescence few flowered terminal or axillary racemes. Ochreolae 1.0-2.0 mm long, ciliate or fimbriate, ciliae or fimbriae ± equal to ochreolae. Flowers, subsessile on erect ± decurved, axillary or terminal filiform 3-5 (-7) cm long racemes. Tepals 5, biseriate, unequal pink, obovate-elliptic, obtuse, acute 1.5-2 x 1-1.25 mm. Stamens 8, flaments ± equal. Ovary trigonous, elliptic; styles 3, free or free up to half with capitate stigmas. Nuts trigonous, 0.75-1 (-1.25) x c. 0.5 mm, brown, shining.

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    Fassett, N. C. 1949. The variations of Polygonum punctatum. Brittonia 6: 369-393.

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    Other Local Names

    Dotted smartweed, r enouée ponctuée

     Information From

    Flora of Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).