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Polygonum pennsylvanicum
Pennsylvania smartweed
Polygonaceae

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Large clusters of tiny pink flowers form atop this tall plant.

Compare Pennsylvania smartweed to its cousin, the mild water pepper.

You ought to know

Height: to 4'

Frequency: Few plants found in low, wet area of open field

Blooms: August

Range: Found in low areas throughout Indiana.

Found along the Coastal Plain from Massachusetts to Mississippi and up the Mississippi and Ohio valleys to Ontario and New York.