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Persicaria capitata
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Genus: Persicaria
Mill. 1754
    • Amblygonum Rchb.
    • Antenoron Raf.
    • Cephalophilon (Meisn.) Spach
    • Chylocalyx Hassk.
    • Echinocaulon (Meisn.) Spach
    • Echinocaulos Hassk.
    • Goniaticum Stokes
    • Heptarina Raf.
    • Lagunaea C.Agardh
    • Lagunea Lour.
    • Mitesia Raf.
    • Peutalis Raf.
    • Pogalis Raf.
    • Sunania Raf.
    • Tasoba Raf.
    • Tovara Adans.
    • Tracaulon Raf.
    • Truellum Houtt.

Persicaria is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the knotweed family, Polygonaceae. Plants of the genus are known commonly as knotweeds.[2]: 436  or smartweeds.[3] It has a cosmopolitan distribution, with species occurring nearly worldwide.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Persicaria Mill". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. Stace, C.A. (2010). New Flora of the British Isles (Third ed.). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. p. 88. ISBN 9780521707725.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Persicaria. Flora of North America.
  4. Persicaria. New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Kong M.-J & S.-P Hong 2018. Comparative achene morpohology of Persicaria sect Cephalophilon and related taxa (Polygonaceae). Korean J Pl Taxon 48(2):134-142

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