Persicaria pensylvanica

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygonaceae
GenusPersicaria
SpeciesPersicaria pensylvanica (L.) M. Gomez
Common NamePennsylvania smartweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 1.6
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Bell (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Carlisle (KY), Christian (KY), Clark (KY), Edmonson (KY), Floyd (KY), Graves (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Henderson (KY), Hickman (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Lewis (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Meade (KY), Menifee (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Nelson (KY), Owen (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Spencer (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Benton (TN), Carter (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Dickson (TN), Dyer (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Montgomery (TN), Overton (TN), Putnam (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA018826 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018821 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018838 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018833 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018830 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018827 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018831 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018824 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018818 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018823 Lee Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018819 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018837 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018834 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018836 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018829 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
31234100857547 Menifee Kentucky 17 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
21884
EKY
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018835 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018832 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018820 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018822 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018817 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018815 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018825 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018828 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018816 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
BEREA018814 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Persicaria pensylvanica
N/A Carter Tennessee 21 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Persicaria pensylvanica
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 30 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Persicaria pensylvanica
N/A Carter Tennessee 21 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Persicaria pensylvanica
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 20 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0079803 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007388 Trigg Kentucky 02 Aug 1966
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098348 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075296 Jefferson Kentucky 01 Oct 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007390 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007421 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075287 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Aug 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007426 Dickson Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075497 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007399 Lyon Kentucky 14 Jul 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0050786 White Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0071436 Pulaski Kentucky 02 Oct 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0077783 Jefferson Kentucky 17 Oct 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007394 Trigg Kentucky 12 Jul 1985 Edward Chester
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0080156 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0118502 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007389 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007430 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007414 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075501 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098087 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0069935 Jefferson Kentucky 26 Aug 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098358 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098596 Dyer Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075262 Floyd Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0073550 Jefferson Kentucky 12 Nov 1970 Arland Hotchkiss
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0079496 Hopkins Kentucky 04 Nov 1983 John Macgregor
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098362 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007428 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0118487 Christian Kentucky 08 Jul 1993 Landon McKinney
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098354 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075288 Carlisle Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0015368 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007419 Christian Kentucky 13 Sep 2012
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075495 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098346 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0032279 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0045029 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098350 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0042446 Hardin Tennessee 26 Oct 2011 David H. Webb
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007393 Trigg Kentucky 13 Oct 2003 Ralph Thompson
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098357 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007197 Davidson Tennessee 27 Sep 2010 Vernon Bates
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0118500 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007386 Lyon Kentucky 04 Oct 1984 Edward Chester
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007417 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098345 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0100850 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0077451 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007412 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098366 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007413 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098359 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007411 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098098 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0068662 Laurel Kentucky 02 Oct 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007407 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007415 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075374 Warren Kentucky 29 Sep 1973
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0107213 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098352 Spencer Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075500 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007397 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007385 Lyon Kentucky 04 Oct 1984 Edward Chester
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007425 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098356 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007391 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098343 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0069934 Rowan Kentucky 09 Aug 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007431 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098363 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007409 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0054944 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007432 Williamson Tennessee 02 Sep 1987 Lisa Kelly
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007405 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007401 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0078338 White Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007398 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007408 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075272 Marshall Kentucky 15 Nov 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0093529 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007400 Trigg Kentucky 22 Sep 1989 Edward Chester
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007387 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0093530 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007416 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075375 Warren Kentucky 23 Sep 1973
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098365 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007403 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0069205 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0108838 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007404 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007422 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007406 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098360 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007402 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0075477 Clark Kentucky 15 Sep 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098351 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0069936 Jefferson Kentucky 26 Aug 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007424 Henry Tennessee 11 Oct 1989 Edward Chester
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0048917 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007423 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098367 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0108154 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007350 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0098342 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0007410 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0069937 Jefferson Kentucky 26 Aug 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
UOS05030 Coffee Tennessee 10 Sep 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Persicaria pensylvanica
UOS05059 Coffee Tennessee 10 Sep 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Persicaria pensylvanica
APSC0118503 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Persicaria pensylvanica
TENN-V-0245243 Knox Tennessee 03 Sep 2017 Jonathan Dickey
FRWMA013
TENN
Persicaria pensylvanica
UCHT042100 White Tennessee
UCHT
Persicaria pensylvanica
UOS05050 Franklin Tennessee 14 Oct 2007 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Persicaria pensylvanica
UOS05061 Coffee Tennessee 18 Sep 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Persicaria pensylvanica
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