Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Persicaria maculosa Gray image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illlustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Skawinski
Family Polygonaceae
Persicaria maculosa Gray
heart's-ease, spotted lady's-thumb
Persicaria: peach-like, the medieval name for knotweed
maculosa: Latin for "spotted" or "mottled"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect to sprawling, annual, up to 32" tall, mostly smooth forb often with many branches; stems not glandular, nodes with a few very short bristles; taprooted
Flower: pink to rose, 5-parted, 1/8" long, petals and petal-like sepals connected at the base; inflorescence 1/2" - 1 1/2" dense, straight, cylindrical, spike-like clusters 1/4"-1/2" thick arching on a stalk jointed at the top; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:black, smooth, shiny, dry, broadly-oval seed
Leaf:alternate, narrowly lance-like with a dark blotch near the center
Habitat: wet to moist; disturbed sites such as gardens
Notes: similar to P. careyi -glandular-stemmed; P. longistea- hairy nodes
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Persicaria list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Persicaria maculata (Raf.) S.F.Gray
Persicaria persicaria (L.) Small
Persicaria ruderalis (Salisb.) C.F.Reed
Persicaria ruderalis (Salisb.) C.F.Reed var. vulgaris (Webb & Moq.) C.F.Reed
Persicaria vulgaris Webb & Moq.
Polygonum dubium Stein
Polygonum fusiforme Greene
Polygonum minus auct. non Huds.
Polygonum minus Huds. var. subcontinuum (Meisn.) Fernald
Polygonum persicaria L.
Polygonum persicaria L. var. angustifolium Beckh.
Polygonum persicaria L. var. ruderale (Salisb.) Meisn.
Polygonum puritanorum Fernald
Polygonum ruderale Salisb.
Polygonum strictum Meisn. var. subcontinuum Meisn.

         
  Home
Faculty
Botany News/Events
Projects
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
 
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Bryophytes
Ethnobotany
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Bryophytes
Browse by:
Common Name
Genus
Search by:
County
 Name
Copyright 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map