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Smartweed Family
Persicaria arifolia  (triangle-leaf tearthumb)   
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Polygonum arifolium L.
Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Persicaria: Medieval name referring to the likeness of the leaves to a peach tree; arifolia: growing in and out of water
Life Form
Annual Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Marshes and wet meadows
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Seeds are an excellent food source for a wide variety of waterfowl and birds, as well as small mammals. Dense stands provide cover for marsh birds and submerged portions of plants provide habitats for invertebrates, which in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species.
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Freshwater Herbaceous Tidal Wetlands
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
Seepage Slope Open Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Piedmont)
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