Persicaria amphibia

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Scientific Name Persicaria amphibia USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Water Knotweed, Water Smartweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Foothills and montane life zones; amphibious plant may occur in water or on land in wet areas; on land, stems are erect to decumbent and densely hairy (as are the leaves) and the leaf blades have sharp-pointed tips; plants growing underwater have hairless stems, leaves, and blunt-tipped leaf blades; both have alternate, oval, leathery green leaves; thick spikes of bright pink flowers. Descr. excerpt from article by Walter Fertig. Colorado Status

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