Plant ID forum: UnID'd Plant in Tire

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Name: Lioba
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Sep 25, 2016 9:05 AM CST
I have no idea what this is. Please identify. I'm excited to know. Thanks!

This plant seeded here mid summer and grew with my opium poppies, which like it dry. I live in Zone 5A, Upstate NY in the Northern Catskill Mtn Region. The plant has reddish stalk and reddish/white toned draping flowers. This picture shows it in decline but still close to it original color.



Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Sep 25, 2016 10:29 AM CST
Looks like a kind of Persicaria ☺
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 25, 2016 10:55 PM CST
Looks a lot like Persicaria lapathifolia..
Curl-Top Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)
https://www.google.be/search?q=Persicaria+lapathifolia&espv=...
Name: Lioba
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Oct 30, 2016 6:51 AM CST
Thank you so much. Rhetorically, I wonder how it got in my tire?
Is this plant something I want around? I do like how it looks.
Name: Beth
NW PA (Zone 5a)
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GardenShine
Oct 30, 2016 9:13 AM CST
Has a pretty flower on it but is a weed just the same, spreads by seed. If you want more just leave it be and you'll have more
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 30, 2016 10:34 AM CST
Weed, I would throw it over a cliff. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 30, 2016 11:10 AM CST
The term "weed" is very relative if you love the plant! Smiling I grow a lot of "weeds" in my garden! Hilarious! and wildlife benefits from it.
Persicaria lapathifolia has a huge geographical range:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/164411/0
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 30, 2016 12:03 PM CST
I do agree with that. I love the tiny wood violet weeds here in my area, they are lush and precious plants little plants. I did not pull them the first season I noticed them, now they are just every where, grass, cracks in sidewalk, planters, my precious ground covers. I may have sounded harsh, and I apologize. But it was out of hating to see anyone end up with such a beautiful plant that looks ugly everywhere. Perhaps yours is not invasive.
Name: Lioba
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Nov 1, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Thank you ladies for your opinions. Yes the term "weed" is relative. One has to pick one's battles.

My lawn is mostly weeds. One section is wild thyme. I love mowing there.

I live along a creek. The thicket can be beautiful with wild flowers, dull or nasty. I would like to add the Smartweed to the more dull unidimensional areas.

Would this "invasive" weed squeeze out lets say garlic mustard? Because garlic mustard is sapping my ferns nutrition and they are not growing as tall.
Name: Lioba
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Nov 1, 2016 10:19 AM CST
FYI: I feel good about this. "Use and Trade: This species is ground to make a starch to make a pesticide and treat disease in fish. It is also used for human medicinal purposes." http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/164411/0

Ok not so much the pesticide but that a non GMO starch is being used and made from this plant is good news. It has plenty of seeds. I have a great interest in plants' medicinal purposes. I believe food is medicine, mostly preventative.

Looking forward to your opinions.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 2, 2016 7:39 AM CST
Many natives grow rampantly but are not called invasive because they are in their own territory. A native can't invade its' own territory. Invasive, as a technical term, is used to indicate non-native plants that displace natives and change ecosystems. Whether or not any particular instance of invasion is positive or negative is debatable.

More about invasive species here:
http://www.invasive.org/
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