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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Seasonal creek.--Herbaceous species growing on the creek bank or creek bed included Ageratina altissima, Ambrosia trifida, Campanulastrum americanum, Glyceria striata, Hackelia virginiana, Laportea canadensis, Leersia virginica, Lobelia siphilitica, Lysimachia nummularia, Mentha spicata, Persicaria longiseta, Persicaria maculosa, Persicaria punctata var.
Persicaria punctata (Ell.) Sm.--RC, SC; Common; C = 3; BSUH 19560, 19621.
Gray: P42122 Persicaria coccinea (Muhl.) Greene: P42141 Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small: P41202 Persicaria opelousana (Riddell) Small: P42125 Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small: P40141 Persicaria punctata (Ell.) Small: P40058 * Rumex acetosella L.: P39823
confertiflorum (Meisn.) Fassett; SYN: Persicaria punctata (Elliott) Small var.
(late boneset), Persicaria punctata (Ell.) Small (smartweed), Salix nigra Marsh.
Persicaria punctata (Ell.) Small: 2A, 2B, 4, 5; M561