Taxon: Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre

Genus: Persicaria
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Tribe: Persicarieae
Nomen number: 409765
Place of publication: Fl. Auvergne ed. 2:519. 1800 (S. F. Gray, Nat. arr. Brit. pl. 2:270. 1822)
Link to protologue:
Comment: according to J. L. Reveal (pers. comm. via e-mail on 1 May 2010) publication of this book took place on 10 Jan 1822, not 1 Nov 1821 as indicated in TL-2
Name Verified on: 17-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Jan-2015
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA, as Polygonum lapathifolium)

Distributional Range:



  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan ; Korea ; Taiwan
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; 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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