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Polygonum careyi

Polygonum careyi Olney

Persicaria careyi (Olney) Greene

Carey’s Smartweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPolygonaceaeKnotweed or smartweed family
GenusPolygonumGreek poly, “many,” and gonu, “knee,” for the swollen jointed stems
Speciescareyi

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Polygonum careyi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Jun 2017.

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Polygonum careyi (Carey’s Smartweed)

8/31/2013 · Riverside Park, James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 6 × 5" (15 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Polygonum careyi (Carey’s Smartweed)

8/31/2013 · Riverside Park, James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Polygonum careyi (Carey’s Smartweed)

10/5/2016 · Pine Meadow Conservation Area, Ayer, MA
≈ 10 × 6" (24 × 16 cm)

Polygonum careyi (Carey’s Smartweed)

10/5/2016 · Pine Meadow Conservation Area, Ayer, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Polygonum careyi (Carey’s Smartweed)

8/31/2013 · Riverside Park, James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm) ID is uncertain

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