Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5 (2005)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-011:
Polygonum hirsutum FAMILY Polygonaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Pondcypress savannas, depression ponds in pinelands, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere GA-NC-SC)
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems, petioles and leaves unarmed
Pink to whitish
Inflorescence spikelike, interrupted proximally, usually uninterrupted distally
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