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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.
 

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Pennsylvania smartweed

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
 
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