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Weed or plant?

Posted by jameyebaker Ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 8:49

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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RE: Weed or plant?

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.

RE: Weed or plant?

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.

RE: Weed or plant?

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.

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