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Polygonum lapathifolium (Curlytop knotweed)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Polygonum lapathifolium

Polygonum lapathifolium L.

Curlytop knotweed, Curl-top smartweed, Pale smartweed

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Persicaria incarnata, Persicaria lapathifolia, Persicaria tomentosa, Polygonum incanum, Polygonum incarnatum, Polygonum lapathifolium ssp. pallidum, Polygonum lapathifolium var. incanum, Polygonum lapathifolium var. nodosum, Polygonum lapathifolium var. ovatum, Polygonum lapathifolium var. prostratum, Polygonum lapathifolium var. salicifolium, Polygonum nodosum, Polygonum oneillii, Polygonum pensylvanicum ssp. oneillii, Polygonum scabrum, Polygonum tomentosum

USDA Symbol: pola4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

Polygonum lapathifolium has arching, white or pale rose flower spikes and usually smooth stems.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FAC FACW FACW OBL FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Bibliography

Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygonum lapathifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygonum lapathifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygonum lapathifolium

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-08-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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