Persicaria attenuata (POLYGONACEAE) White Smartweed

Plants to Plant

Stout decumbent herb 60-100 cm high; stems not hairy or with very scattered long hairs; found on margins of open swamps; occasional. Leaves narrow-ovate to 20 cm, petiole 10-40 mm long Inflorescences are elongate-cylindrical spikes, very dense, white. Fruit is a dark brown to blackish nut to 2.5 mm long.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Flowers Close-up

Flowers are cylindrical spikes with dense white flowers.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Leaves

Possibly Persicaria attenuata but hard to tell without flowers.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Stalk

Possibly Persicaria attenuata but hard to tell without flowers.

Photo: Robert Whyte