Taxon: Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small

 
Genus: Persicaria
Family: Polygonaceae
  Subfamily: Polygonoideae
      Tribe: Persicarieae
Nomen number: 409774
Place of publication: Fl. s.e. U.S. 379. 1903
Name Verified on: 15-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Nov-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • dotted smartweed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • renouée ponctuée  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • erva-de-bicho-pontuada  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia, - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Grellin, J. K. & J. Philpott A reference guide to medicinal plants. 1990 (RefGuide MedPl)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

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