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Digital Herbaria

Polygonum punctatum

Polygonum punctatum Elliott

Dotted Smartweed

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

USDA Symbol: POPU5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Polygonum punctatum

Water Smartweed


Location: Mitchell Lake, Bird Pond.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun; damp soil beside pond. Among Poaceae and Cyperaceae.

Description: Apparently perennial, 60 cm tall. Stems erect; branched (ascending) above, green. Nodes darker and swollen. Leaves lanceolate, petioled to 2x10 cm, gland dotted beneath, medium green above/beneath. Racemes terminal, about 4 cm long. Peduncles glandular.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 30, 1992
Specimen number: 433

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0645
Accession Date: Feb 22, 1994
Accession Number: 48

Annotations: [=Persicaria punctate]

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