All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Lady's Thumb</strong>
<em>Polygonum persicaria*</em> /Smartweed Family<br>
There are lots of different types of Smartweeds in this area. Lady's Thumb can be distinguished from the others by the slightly darker blotch on the leaves. Smartweeds...
Lady's Thumb
Polygonum persicaria* /Smartweed Family

There are lots of different types of Smartweeds in this area. Lady's Thumb can be distinguished from the others by the slightly darker blotch on the leaves. Smartweeds provide an important source of food for many species of birds in the form of tiny, shiny, triangular, black seeds.
Annual
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP

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