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Persicaria maculosa

 
Persicaria maculosa
Young plant

Synonym(s) Polygonum persicaria
Common name smartweed; lady's thumb
Family polygonaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white-light pink
Light sun-part shade

One of the most prolific weeds in my garden. Luckily, it's easy to pull, and the prominent markings on the glossy leaves of young plants make it interesting to look at - it usually blends right in.

smartweed; lady's thumb

This is a weed in our garden

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