Taxon: Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Delarbre

Genus: Persicaria
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Tribe: Persicarieae
Nomen number: 400981
Place of publication: Fl. Auvergne ed. 2:518. 1800, nom. cons. (É. Spach, Hist. nat. vég. 10:536. 1841)
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV)
Name Verified on: 17-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Polygonum hydropiper)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Cooper & Johnson ed2, as Polygonum hydropiper)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA, as Polygonum hydropiper)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hebei, Hunan, Hubei, Gansu, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Jilin, Guangdong, Guizhou, Liaoning, Shanxi, Shandong, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, Nei Monggol, Guangxi, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Xizang, Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Taiwan
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Kurile Islands, Primorye
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Altay; Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Lebanon ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


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  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Galasso, G. 2011. Review of Polygonaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Ronse Decraene, L.-P. & J. R. Akeroyd 1988. Generic limits in Polygonum and related genera (Polygonaceae) on the basis of floral characters Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 98:366.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  • Ugarte, E. et al. 2011. Vascular alien flora, Chile (Check List) 7:365-382.
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico Diversity & Distrib. 10:113-123.
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