Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spotted Ladysthumb

Spotted Ladysthumb
Polygonum persicaria
Spotted Ladysthumb is a nice name for another one of the Smartweeds.  This is an alien plant to Indiana but quite common.  It's claim to fame is that the leaves have a dark spot in the middle that gives the impression of a thumbprint.

Note the dark spot in the middle of the leaf - the lady's thumbprint
The plants can get weedy looking
Flowers are in multiple, dense, uninterrupted spikes

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