Calflora
Taxon  Report   11007    
Persicaria capitata  (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) H. Gross
Himalayan smartweed
Persicaria capitata
© 2016 Pengzhan Qian
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Persicaria capitata
© 2018 MCOSD EDRR
Persicaria capitata
© 2018 MCOSD EDRR
Persicaria capitata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Persicaria capitata
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Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Persicaria
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Polygonum capitatum

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Polygonum capitatum
More information about  Persicaria capitata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POCA21)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2018).

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