Persicaria amphibia (L.) S. F. Gray, Fl. Auvergne ed. 2: 519 1800. (syn: Chulusium amphibium (L.) Raf.; Chulusium fluitans Raf.; Persicaria amphibia var. amurensis (Korsh.) H. Hara; Persicaria amphibia var. natans (Leyss.) A. H. Munshi & G. N. Javeid; Persicaria amphibia var. terrestris (Leyss.) A. H. Munshi & G. N. Javeid; Persicaria amurensis Nieuwl.; Persicaria fluitans Montandon; Polygonum amphibia subsp. amurensis (Korsh.) Sojak; Polygonum amphibium L.; Polygonum amphibium subsp. amurense (Korsh.) Hult.; Polygonum amphibium var. amurense Korsh.; Polygonum amphibium var. terrestre Willd.; Polygonum amphibium f. terrestris (Leers) Kitag.; Polygonum amphibium var. vestitum Hemsl.; Polygonum amurense (Korsh.) Worosch.; Polygonum aquaticum A. Gray ex Meisn.; Polygonum bistorta Walt.; Polygonum coccineum var. terrestre (Willd.) Willd.; Polygonum natans Gueldenst.; Polygonum purpureum Gilib.; Polygonum salicifolium Schur; Polygonum terrestre (Willd.) Hegetschw.);
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Persicaria amphibia from Canada-GS16022021-1
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Persicaria amphibia (L.) Gray

Syn: Polygonum amphibium L.

Common name: Water smartweed

Rhizomatous perennial herb of aquatic habitats with long petioles, leaves variously shaped, often floating in ponds and lakes; flowers pink in terminal spikes.

Photographed from Rattray Marsh, Mississauga, Canada, 23-8-2019.


 

 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/wetland/plants/wt_smartweed.html
https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=69778
https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/persicaria/amphibia/

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