Persicaria glabra (Willd.) M. Gmez
Family - Polygonaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Stem and ocrea.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
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Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Low wet woods and swamps.
Origin - Native to the Southeastern U.S. and Central and South America.
Other info. - This robust species can be found in a few counties of extreme Southeastern Missouri. The plant likes wet conditions. P. glabra can be identified in the field by its habitat, large leaves, robust stems (which root at the nodes), and its dense flower clusters. In warmer climates the plant can form large colonies by means of stolons and rhizomes.
Photographs taken off Hwy 60, Yeehaw Junction, FL., 2-13-03.