View Full Version : What is this?
10-06-2008, 10:15 AM
I havent been able to figure it out. The bees like it. I get 2 or 3 of them popping up randomly in garden beds each year. It was about 4 ft tall with leaves as big as your hand.
10-06-2008, 11:03 AM
It looks to be one of the many species of Polygonum or Smartweed.
There are over 80 species that grow in the US. Here's a list of species to match it with.
10-06-2008, 08:33 PM
i think you've pointed me in the right direction. At 1st i was wondering if it was the japanese knotweed that i've read about on here , but it has purple flowers. Looks like it may be related. I've also noticed a smaller version with white flowers and lance like leaves and a small purple flowered one with lance like leaves... looks like the are all somewhat related.