persicaria punctata

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dotted smartweed

dotted smartweed

Strong burning taste, use leaves and stems as pepper-like spice. Constricts blood vessels, so don’t use if you have blood pressure issues. Diuretic, astringent, used to stop bleeding, like hemorrhoids, intestinal and uterine bleeding. Thin, smooth, lance-shaped leaves. Clusters of small green-white-pink flowers with dots.
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Fassett; SYN: Persicaria punctata (Elliot) Small; Dotted Smartweed; Wet meadow north of central mesic woods and fen; Infrequent; C = 3; BSUH 13724.