what is it?

bootscootengalJune 26, 2014

came up in my sisters garden.

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linaria_gw

Definitely some Rumex, aka dock or something. There are garden species, but IMO that type is a weed

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 8:20AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

its a weed in my garden ... do NOT let it seed

ken

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 9:09AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

I don't see the basal leaves of Rumex/dock.

It looks like a Persicaria to me, probably something along the lines of Lady's Thumb, which is known for the dark "thumb-print" smudges mid-leaf.

In the US, these are mostly weeds with attractive flowers (in this case, probably pink), though in Europe there are garden varieties. And Ken's correct that you don't want to let it go to seed.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 9:10AM
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CaraRose

It's got the chevron on the leaf that I associate with smartweed/knotweed.

In anycase, I'd pull that sucker

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 12:14PM
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thedecoguy

Persicaria

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 2:52PM
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linaria_gw

Sorry, got Rumex and Polygonum/ Persicaria mixed up,
bye, Lin

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 3:33PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Lin, they're all in the Polygonaceae; I should have mentioned that ... which makes the Persicarias and the Rumexes cousins or something....

    Bookmark   June 27, 2014 at 9:19AM
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