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Can someone tell me what this is?

Posted by kathsgrdn KY (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 27, 07 at 16:07

This plant is in all my flower beds and in parts of the grassy areas, it's now starting to even come up through cracks in my driveway.

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RE: Can someone tell me what this is?

  • Posted by weed OR 6/7 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 27, 07 at 19:54

In the picture it looks a lighter color than I usually see it but it looks like Polygonum persicaria L.,
Ladys thumb, Spotted ladysthumb


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RE: Can someone tell me what this is?

Might be swamp smartweed, a close relative of lady's thumb. Regards, Peter.


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RE: Can someone tell me what this is?

Looks like Pennsylvania smartweed -- does it have little spire of pink-purple flowers? It's a common roadside wildflower that's a weed when it's in the yard. It can get pretty big from a single root, but it pulls right up, root and all, after a rain. Get it before the flowers go to seed. Good luck. Alex


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