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Polygonum hydropiper

Common Name(s):
Smartweed, Water-pepper
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Summer into fall
Foliage:
Sheath bristles lacking; leaves have strong peppery taste
Flower:
Slender greenish nodding flower clusters; terminal and in axis
Site:
Damp soil, shores

NCCES plant id: 2694

Polygonum hydropiper Polygonum hydropiper