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Water Smartweed

Persicaria hydropiperoides


Tall plant with red stalks and white inflorescence at the ends. Long green leaves. This is a perennial herb that is native to California.


In water run-off in shade of tall trees near Lake Hodges

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago


CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thank you Ashish for pointing me in the right direction! Based on the location of the finding and images, I've concluded that it's Persicaria hydropiperoides.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Known as White/Red shank or Smart weed.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Polygonum sp or Persicaria sp herb...!!

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.06, Long: -117.07

Spotted on Aug 7, 2011
Submitted on Aug 7, 2011

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