Native Plant Encyclopedia

  Water SmartweedPersicaria amphibia  

  Recommended Planting Range

  (previously: Polygonum amphibium, Polygonum amphibium var. emersum, Polygonum amphibium var. stipulaceum)


Swamp smartweed grows in shallow water and moist soil in wet meadows, marshes, sedge fens, and ditches. It adapts to changing water levels by producing leafy, aerial shoots or floating leaves. It has a compact spike of pink flowers.

water smartweed

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