Persicaria virginiana (L.) Gaertn.
Common Name: JUMPSEED
Synonym: Polygonum virginianum
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Polygonum virginianum of Michigan Flora.

Swamps, rich forests, and moist hollows.

When the fruit is mature, there is sufficient tension to propel it as much as 3 m when it is disturbed, whence the common name. Sometimes segregated in a separate genus as Antenoron virginianum (L.) Roberty & Vautier.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2292.