Taxon  Report   11014 
Persicaria punctata  (Elliot) Small
Dotted smartweed
Persicaria punctata
© 2009 John W. Wall
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Persicaria punctata
© 2005 Keir Morse
Persicaria punctata
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Persicaria punctata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Persicaria punctata
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Genus: Persicaria
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Polygonum punctatum
More information about  Persicaria punctata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2017).

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