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Search Term(s): Persicaria arifolia   (1 record found)

POLYGONACEAE
Smartweed Family
Persicaria arifolia  (triangle-leaf tearthumb)   
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Synonym
Polygonum arifolium L.
Carex Section
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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)
August-September
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

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

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
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Coefficient of Conservatism
4
Invasive
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Invasive Watchlist
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Global Origin (Non-native Species)
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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
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ID Notes
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Additional Info
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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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