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Persicaria robustior (Small) E.P. Bicknell. Section: Persicaria. Water Smartweed. Phen: Jul-Nov. Hab: Peaty shores or semi-aquatic in water. Dist: NS, QC, MI, MO, south irregularly to s. FL and TX, and south into tropical America. Probably under-represented as to states of occurrence because of frequent synonymization.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA5, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa; = n/a – RAB; = Polygonum robustius (Small) Fernald – C, F, G, K1, Tat, Mitchell & Dean (1978); < Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small – Mex; > Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small var. eciliata Small – S13; > Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small var. robustior Small – S13; < Polygonum punctatum Elliott – Horton (1972)

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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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