EPPO Global Database

Persicaria capitata(POLCT)

Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: POLCT
  • Preferred name: Persicaria capitata
  • Authority: (D. Don) Gross


Himalayas in India and China, southeast Asia. Cultivated as an ornamental garden plant. Naturalized in Portugal

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Polygonum capitatum D. Don
Polygonum chinense var. thunbergianum Meisner

Common names
Name Language
Himalayan smartweed English
pink-headed persicaria English
pink-head knotweed English
renouée capitée French
nudosilla Portuguese
tapete-inglês Portuguese
slingerpilört Swedish
himetsurusoba Japanese
tsurusoba Japanese
ツルソバ Japanese
ヒメツルソバ Japanese
горец головчатый Russian
nuppitatar Finnish
tóu huā liǎo Chinese
头花蓼 Chinese