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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jul 3, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Is this a weed? Nearby I planted mirabilis, which has a similar looking leaf, so I've been reluctant to yank it..
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 4, 2016 12:17 AM CST
It could be a species of Persicaria. Maybe P. odorata. Smiling

P. odorata is a weed. But it also can be used for cooking.
Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
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greenthumb99
Jul 4, 2016 3:54 AM CST
Lisa, post a photo that clearly shows a side view of leaf attachment to the stem. Check to see if an ocrea is present - a membranous sheath that surrounds the stem at the base of the leaf - See https://www.google.com/search?q=ocrea&biw=1600&bih=788&tbm=i...
Not present in Mirabilis. If present, plant is probably a species of Persicaria, and likely a weed.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
XiaoLong
Jul 4, 2016 8:02 AM CST
When we click the second photo we will see the deail. There show ocrea on the right stem. The V shape mark on the leaf also usually refer to Persicaria Smiling
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jul 4, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Yep, ocrea all over the place. It's a weed. Thanks, gentlemen.

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