Halberd-leaved Tearthumb – 8/13/20

Observer: Rita Corey

Observation Date: 8/13/20

Observation Time: 1:50 p.m.

Observation Location: Rattlesnake Hill

Common Name: Halberd-leaved Tearthumb

Scientific Name: Persicaria arifolia

Comments: Halberd-leaved tearthumb has distinctly arrow-shaped leaves with outward-pointing projections at the base. The stem is covered with small downward-curving barbs that gives this small annual wetland vine its common name. A halberd is a medieval battleaxe.

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