|COMMON NAME:||Smartweed, Pennsylvania|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Polygonum pensylvanicum|
|FEATURES:||Leaves lanceolate to slightly ovate often with a prominent dark watermark. Ocrea present with
no fringe of hairs. Inflorescence a spike at apex of stem, pink.
|DESCRIPTION:||Ocrea inclosing stem at leaf nodes is a prominent characteristic of Polygonums. Common in
areas with greater soil moisture.