Weed or plant?

jameyebakerAugust 10, 2014

Hoping someone can identify... This is growing around my deck and since it's my first year in this house I'm not sure if it's a weed or perennial of some kind... Thanks!

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you might want to adjust the white balance of your camera for more accurate color?

But it looks like a Polygonum or Persicaria to me.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 9:08AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Persicarias fall in the "pretty weeds" category. Nice to see in the pasture, but you don't want them taking over the flower beds ... though IIRC the Europeans have ornamental varieties.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:02AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

This one looks like one of the annual Persicarias aka Smartweeds. I don't think there are any garden cultivars of those in Europe. Many of the perennial Persicarias are garden-worthy and have named cultivars.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 11:08AM
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