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B. S. Walters
Usually in rich deciduous forests, especially moist areas in beech-maple forest, but also in drier forests with oak and sometimes with conifers.
This species is easily recognized by the distant paired flowers, reflexed fruit, and broad, opposite, petioled leaves. The corolla appears pinkish, being basically white inside with pink tinge at least outside. Hooked tips on the bristle-like mature upper sepal lobes suggest animal dispersal. The reflexed fruit, unlike that of Persicaria virginiana, is not under tension.