Persicaria amphibia 25 Seeds - Longroot Smartweed

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Persicaria amphibia, commonly called longroot smartweed or water knotweed, is a flowering perennial plant in the knotweed family of Polygonaceae native to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. P. amphibia has both a terrestrial form, and an aquatic form. Thick stems grow from rhizomes and either grow upright, creep, or float depending on their habitat. When grown on land, plants can grow up to 3 feet tall, stems frequently fall over and root themselves where they touch moist soil. When grown in water, stems can reach up to 10 feet long. Persicaria amphibia produce both unisexual and bisexual flowers that are red to pink and grow in clusters at the apex of the plant. Flowers typically bloom for 2-3 months in late summer. Some indigenous people groups have used the young shoots as a vegetable, and have used the plant medicinally in the form of tea to treat mouth ulcers and upset stomachs. USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9.

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