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Taxon: Persicaria amphibia (L.) Delarbre

Genus: Persicaria
Family: Polygonaceae subfamily: Polygonoideae tribe: Persicarieae.
Nomen number: 409764
Place of publication: Fl. Auvergne ed. 2:519. 1800 (S. F. Gray, Nat. arr. Brit. pl. 2:268. 1822)
Name verified on: 15-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • amphibious bistort   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • water persicaria   (Source: Websters Dict [as Polygonum amphibium]) – English
  • water smartweed   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • willow-grass   (Source: Dict Gard [as Polygonum amphibium]) – English
  • liang qi liao   (Source: F ChinaEng [as Polygonum amphibium]) – Transcribed Chinese
  • renouée amphibie   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • poligono anfibio   (Source: Galasso, pers. comm.) – Italian
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard, as Polygonum amphibium L.)
  • Weed   (fide Weed CIBA, as Polygonum amphibium L.; F CalifJep, as Polygonum amphibium L.)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Tunisia
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Free State, Transvaal
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Lebanon; Syria
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu; Korea
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Faroe Islands; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee [e. & w.], Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California [s.], Nevada, Utah

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) [= Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa. 1984. Flora of Himachal Pradesh. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray; = Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963–. Flora of southern Africa. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray; = Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray].
  • Galasso, G. 2011. Review of Polygonaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. [= Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray].
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray; = Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray; = Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope. 1996–. Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray; = Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition. [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray; = Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora. [= Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [lists as P. amphibia (L.) Gray; = Polygonum amphibium L.].
  • Webster's third new international dictionary. [= Polygonum amphibium].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Persicaria amphibia (L.) Delarbre:


Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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