Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small. 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

Syn: = Ar, Fl4, FNA5, Il, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va; = Polygonum punctatum – Bah, GW2, NcTx, RAB, W, WH3, WV; > Persicaria punctata var. leptostachya – S; > Persicaria punctata var. punctata – S; < Polygonum punctatum – Horton (1972); > Polygonum punctatum var. confertiflorum – C, G, K1, Mitchell & Dean (1978); > Polygonum punctatum var. leptostachyum – F; > Polygonum punctatum var. parvum – F; > Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum – C, F, G, K1, Mitchell & Dean (1978)

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