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

<strong>Mild Water-Pepper</strong>
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span> 
<em>Polygonum hydropiperoides</em> /Smartweed Family<br>
There are many species of Smartweeds. The flowers are either pink or white. Some, such as this one, grow in water....
Mild Water-Pepper
Aquatic
Polygonum hydropiperoides /Smartweed Family

There are many species of Smartweeds. The flowers are either pink or white. Some, such as this one, grow in water. All Smartweeds have swollen joints on the stem and a sheath where each leaf is attached. This species has a fringe of bristles on the sheaths.
Perennial
Where seen: Oak Ridge, Kingston, Great Smoky Mountains NP

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