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

<strong>Pale Smartweed; Knotweed</strong>
<em>Polygonum lapathifolium</em> /Smartweed Family
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 3</span><br>
There are no fringes on the leaf sheaths of this plant, one of the identifying factors of Smartweeds. It i...
Pale Smartweed; Knotweed
Polygonum lapathifolium /Smartweed Family
(INN) Rank 3

There are no fringes on the leaf sheaths of this plant, one of the identifying factors of Smartweeds. It is a common yard weed. I found this one growing on the edge of my yard in Oak Ridge in August. Close-up of flowers follows.
Annual
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP

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