Persicaria careyi (Olney) Greene
Family: Polygonaceae
Carey's heart's-ease,  more...
[Polygonum careyi Olney]
Persicaria careyi image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Persicaria: peach-like, the medieval name for knotweed
Plants: erect, annual, up to 4' tall, branched forb, stems with glandular hair; top of nodes bristly; taprooted
Leaves: alternate; mainly along the stem; lance-like and mostly less than 1 1/3" wide
Flowers: pink to rose, 5-parted, 1/8" long, stalk jointed at the top, petals and petal-like sepals connected at the base; inflorescence 1"-2 1/3" loose, cylindrical, spike-like, sometimes drooping clusters
Fruits: black, oval, smooth, shiny, dry seed
Habitat: moist to wet; fields, roadsides, meadows
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