Photos of Persicaria-hydropiperoides-~-swamp-smartweed

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Persicaria hydropiperoides ~ swamp smartweed



  • OBL

  • Michigan C Value: 5

  • also known as Polygonum hydropiperoides and "mild water pepper"

  • variable wetland habitats, often in shallow water

  • many of the flowers often appear open when the plant is standing

  • bristles on top of sheath

  • inflorescences usually over 3cm long

  • inflorescences slender and loosely–flowered

  • styles 3

  • tepals NOT gland–dotted

  • no (or very little) pepper substance

  • largest leaf is typically greater than 1.27cm wide

  • native

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