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Plant ID - Clover?

 
William James
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Hi, sorry for the horrible photo. And for the bad condition of the plant. Wondering what this guy is. Looks like some form of clover. Meadow plant. Redish and white petals, seed forms inside, kinda like a small lentil.

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William
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Kota Dubois
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It looks like Smart Weed. There are many different types including a swamp variety. They are mainly annuals I believe.
 
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That's it. Can't tell if it's this one
http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Polygonum+coccineum

or this one
http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Polygonum+pensylvanicum

Didn't find it near water, so I'm leaning toward Pensylvanicum, even if I'm very far from Pennsylvania...
And it looks like the one I have (if it's the latter) is not very useful unless someone I know has hemorrhoids...and that's not the case.

William
 
Ashley Handy
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Check this out! It tells you that many of them can be eaten

http://www.eattheweeds.com/smartweed-nature%e2%80%99s-pepper-and-pharmacy/
 
William James
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Being an indicator species of wetness would work, because it popped up right after the only rains of the year.
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