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Need an ID - Knotweed

 
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Hi all,
Can someone ID this plant for me, please?  It's sort of viney/ground cover-y.
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I can't tell what dimensions your leaves are. But here's a shot in the dark for you... Lady's Thumb?

http://www.foragingtexas.com/2006/04/ladys-thumb.html

In my yard it tends to be more prostrate than this particular photo shows.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:I can't tell what dimensions your leaves are. But here's a shot in the dark for you... Lady's Thumb?

http://www.foragingtexas.com/2006/04/ladys-thumb.html

In my yard it tends to be more prostrate than this particular photo shows.



Hmmm...the one I have has slightly shorter but broader leaves.
 
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Okay. I searched google images under the Taxonomy family name of Polygonum. https://www.startpage.com/do/search
leaf that appears to be closer to your dimensions and I found: Polygonum odoratum

http://eol.org/pages/6155562/details

The above link has measurements of the plant, leaves, etc. Or maybe it is another plant in this family. Good luck in your search!
 
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Or a Persicaria of some sort, like Persicaria odorata.  Although I wonder if Persicaria is a synonym for Polygonum...
 
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Hester Winterbourne wrote:Or a Persicaria of some sort, like Persicaria odorata.  Although I wonder if Persicaria is a synonym for Polygonum...



I think it is synonymous.  And yeah, I think it's some kind of knotweed.  Mine has no odor at all.

I found this one, and it may be it, because it also has the light marking, in addition to the dark marking:
 
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Persicaria capitata  or  Polygonum capitatum  aka   Japanese knot weed, Japanese knotweed, knotweed, persicaria, pink-head knotweed, pinkhead knotweed, pinkhead smartweed

https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/persicaria_capitata.htm



 
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