Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small
Family: Polygonaceae
false water-pepper,  more...
[Persicaria hydropiperoides var. breviciliata (Michx.) Small,  more]
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Etymology: Persicaria: peach-like, the medieval name for knotweed
Plants: erect to sprawling, perennial, up to 40" tall forb; stems with nodes always hairy; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, lance-like to linear, mostly less than 1 1/2" wide
Flowers: white-green to pink, petals and petal-like sepals connected at the base; inflorescence thin, erect clusters often interrupted toward the base on usually hairy stalks jointed at the top
Fruits: black, shiny, smooth, oval, dry seed with 3-rounded angles and concave sides
Habitat: wet; beaches, marshes, shallows
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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