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Pinkweed

Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) M. Gómez

McGill University Herbarium. MTMG. Year: 2014.   cc-by-nc

Persicaria pensylvanica (Pinkweed) is a species of annual herb in the family Polygonaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to North America, The Contiguous United States, South America, Canada, and Alaska. They have simple, broad leaves, red flowers, and achene. Flowers are visited by Lycaena acmon, Marine Blue, Codatractus valeriana, and Libythea. Individuals can grow to 1.2 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Pinkweed. View this species on GBIF