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PHSMA Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) Growing in my yard. Can anyone identify this plant? Thank you.
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TomH3787 Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) A smartweed/knotweed, Polygonum pensylvanicum or related species.
Anniesfollies Carlsbad, CA (Zone 10b) Here's a link that lists it's characteristics:
Sounds like a great plant if you have the room. If it were in my yard I'd happily let it grow.
sallyg Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7a) Annie it would happily grow for you too. Its really not showy though.
mcd1957 PENFIELD, NY Glad I saw this post... I think I've been yanking them out, thinking they were weeds!
ecrane3 Dublin, CA (Zone 9a) Yours might be weeds--I'd start a new thread and post some pictures to find out for sure which species you have. This particular species might not be a weed, but there are other Polygonum species that can spread quite aggressively so if you have one of those other ones then you're doing the right thing by pulling it.
sallyg Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7a) A weed is any plant growing where you don't want it to.
PHSMA Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) This plant is definitely very polite; not at all aggressively spreading. I think I will leave it where it is to carry on its merry existence. Thank you!
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