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Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small. Section: Persicaria. Dotted Smartweed. Phen: Jul-Nov. Hab: Swamp forests, bottomlands, marshes. Dist: NS, ON, and BC south to FL, TX, and CA, south into the New World tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl4, FNA5, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va; = Polygonum punctatum Elliott – Bah, GW2, NcTx, RAB, Tat, W, WH3, WV; < Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small – Mex; > Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small var. leptostachya (Meisn.) Small – S, S13; > Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small var. punctata – S, S13; < Polygonum punctatum Elliott – Horton (1972); > Polygonum punctatum Elliott var. confertiflorum (Meisn.) Fassett – C, G, K1, Mitchell & Dean (1978); > Polygonum punctatum Elliott var. leptostachyum (Meisn.) Small – F; > Polygonum punctatum Elliott var. parvum Vict. & Rousseau – F; > Polygonum punctatum Elliott var. punctatum – C, F, G, K1, Mitchell & Dean (1978)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 6

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