Tuesday, August 26, 2008

17. Nodding Smartweed

Polygonum Lapathifolium is part of the Buckwheat family. Something interesting about this plant is that its stems are jointed, and reminded me of bamboo a bit, espcially with the long thin leaves that occur near the flowers. Other names for this plant include Pale, Water, or Dock-Leaf Smartweed.

1 comment:

Becky said...

THANK YOU, I've been wondering what the heck this stuff is. It grows like a weed and has been taking over our newly planted lawn! I feel bad about pulling up a plant that I can't identify. It feels wasteful. At least it'll be put to good use in the mulch pile.