Taxon  Report   11007 
Persicaria capitata  (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) H. Gross
Himalayan smartweed
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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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Genus: Persicaria
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Polygonum capitatum
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ICPN: Polygonum capitatum
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2018).

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