Plant ID forum: Need help identifying

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JoshVS
Aug 9, 2016 2:50 PM CST
I need to know this plant name asap. Chicagoland area.
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sooby
Aug 9, 2016 4:04 PM CST
Welcome! It's a Polygonum or Persicaria. The top leaf looks a bit narrow so I'm not sure which species. If you could post a picture of more of the plant showing the lower leaves we may be able to be more precise.
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Aug 9, 2016 5:36 PM CST

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fecndcnt
Aug 11, 2016 10:15 AM CST
I like in Chicago too, I see these everywhere . I think it's Polygonum persicaria, or Persicaria macula. I know it's in this knotweed type of family, however the ones i see often do not have the spot on the leaves.

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fecndcnt
Aug 11, 2016 10:43 AM CST
oh, i think it's Polygonum pensylvanicum!

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Aug 11, 2016 11:19 AM CST
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