Persicaria lapathifolia

A large, thick-stemmed Persicaria with long, drooping inflorescences and achenes that, unlike most Persicaria, are usually flat with two styles & stigmas. Common in summer at stock tanks and in moist washes in New Mexico, and found throughout the continental United States.

Plant habit in Clanton Draw, Peloncillo Mountains, 26 Aug 2007.

Inflorescences in Clanton Draw, 26 Aug 2007.

Cauline leaves in Clanton Draw, 26 Aug 2007.

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