Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Persicaria careyi (Olney) Greene image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Polygonaceae
Persicaria careyi (Olney) Greene
Carey's heart's-ease, Carey's smartweed
Persicaria: peach-like, the medieval name for knotweed
careyi: for John Carey
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, up to 4' tall, branched forb, stems with glandular hair; top of nodes bristly; taprooted
Flower: 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
Fruit:black, oval, smooth, shiny, dry seed
Leaf:alternate; mainly along the stem; lance-like and mostly less than 1 1/3" wide
Habitat: moist to wet; fields, roadsides, meadows
Notes: similar to P. longiseta with stems not glandular
(Glossary)

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Polygonum careyi Olney

         
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