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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Oct 12, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Found this hiding among my toad lily which is about to bloom (yah!) It's the pink spiky thingy...
A weed?


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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Oct 12, 2013 10:49 AM CST

It looks like a type of Smartweed. Possibly Polygonum punctatum.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Polygonum+punctatum&rlz=1C1G...
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 12, 2013 10:54 AM CST
That looks like Polygonum, smartweed. It is a member of the buckwheat family. I am not sure which species but this link should help. It is also called Persicaria.

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=POAME
Name: A.m.

angele
Oct 12, 2013 10:57 AM CST
Looks like Persicaria to me, possibly P. longiseta
Name: A.m.

angele
Oct 12, 2013 10:58 AM CST
cross posted but that's good for my confidence Smiling
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Oct 12, 2013 1:26 PM CST
I believe a lot of the Polygonum species have been moved to the Persicaria genus including Polygonum punctatum that I suggested in my previous post.
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
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piksihk
Oct 13, 2013 6:26 PM CST
Thanks, ya'll.
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