Persicaria punctata
(Dotted Smartweed)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Dotted Smartweed, Water Smartweed
    Synonyms: Polygonum acre, Polygonum punctatum
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Persicaria punctata, or Dotted Smartweed, is native to just about the entire continental US. It is an annual or short-lived perennial that grows in moist areas like ditches, moist prairies and meadows, thickets, bogs, fens, floodplains, moist woods and shores. It blooms in mid summer with small white flowers.

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