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Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by Chuck, Aug 10, 2004.
Here's a tiny pink flower that grows along the ground in shady places around here. Any ideas?
smartweed.. tasty to munch on.
Pennsylvania smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum)
aka: swamp persicary, glandular persicary, purple head, pinkweed and hearts-ease
Similar species: Ladysthumb (Polygonum persicaria) Ladysthumb generally has a darkly pigmented mark on the leaf blade that is usually lacking on Pennsylvania smartweed.
Yep, I think you got it! I'll have to try munching on some...
does it have reddish v marks on the leaf? also - what does it taste like? i am starting a collection of polygonum smartweeds have this and water pepper variant, dry land form.hydropiperoides