Dotted Smartweed (Persicaria punctata)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Persicaria punctata Accepted
Polygonum punctatum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Shiny, dark brown to black, 3-angled, oblong achenes.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White to greenish-white with pale to dark dotted glands.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees


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