Calflora
Taxon  Report   11014    
Persicaria punctata  (Elliott) Small
Dotted smartweed
Persicaria punctata
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Persicaria punctata
© 2009 John W. Wall
Persicaria punctata
© 2005 Keir Morse
Persicaria punctata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Persicaria punctata
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Polygonum punctatum
ICPN: Polygonum punctatum var. confertiflorum
ICPN: Polygonum punctatum var. ellipticum
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More information about  Persicaria punctata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POPUP4)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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