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what is it?

Posted by bootscootengal (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 26, 14 at 7:58

came up in my sisters garden.


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RE: what is it?

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


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RE: what is it?

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

ken


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RE: what is it?

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.


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RE: what is it?

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

In anycase, I'd pull that sucker


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RE: what is it?

Persicaria


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RE: what is it?

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


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RE: what is it?

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


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