Creeping Smartweed

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    Creeping Smartweed @ Jogashima
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    Creeping Smartweed @ Jogashima
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    Creeping Smartweed @ Jogashima

Basic information

Flower Name
Creeping Smartweed
Formal Name
Persicaria longiseta
Alias
Smartweed, Creeping Smartweed
Habitat
In the world
Morph
Annual grass

Comment

What is Creeping Smartweed

Creeping Smartweed (scientific name:Persicaria longiseta) is an annual grass of the genusfamily Polygonaceae. It is also called 'Aka Mamma(Japanese meaning is red rice)' because flowers and buds look purple pink and like red rice. The one that looks like a flower is a calyx, and in fact there is no flower (wreath). Inotades are classified as single flowered flowers (monochlamydeous flower). In single flower-bloomed flowers, there are other items such as Shu-Meigiku (Autumn) and Chestnut.

Generic name: Creeping Smartweed, Scientific name:Persicaria longiseta, Other name: Smartweed, Aka Mamma, Place of origin: Worldwide, Distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu , Okinawa's Japan, plant hight: 30 cm, leaf order: alternate, leaf shape: lanceolate shape, leaf margin: hair all over the rim, inflorescence: spike or capitulum, Number of sepals: 5, petals: none, Flower color: red, stamen number: 8, flower pillars: 3, flowering period: April - November, fruit type: lean, fruit shape: ovate, fruit color: dark brown covered with red calyx.

Detailed information

Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Polygonaceae
Genus
Persicaria
Species
P. longiseta
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Red
Season
AprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Height
20 ~ 40 [cm]
Diameter
 ~

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