Content tagged with "smartweed"

Climbing False Buckwheat

Photo of climbing false buckwheat plants mounded along a roadside.
Climbing false buckwheat is a rampant annual or perennial climber that often forms curtainlike masses of twining red stems, covering shrubs and trees. Look for it in moist, open or shaded bottomlands, alluvial valleys, and floodplains. More

Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

Photo of climbing false buckwheat leaves and stems.
Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
Climbing false buckwheat is a rampant annual or perennial climber that often forms curtainlike masses of twining red stems, covering shrubs and trees. Look for it in moist, open or shaded bottomlands, alluvial valleys, and floodplains. More

Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat) Foliage

Photo of climbing false buckwheat leaves and stems.
Climbing false buckwheat drapes its masses of twining red stems and ovate to heart-shaped leaves over trees and shrubs. The stems can be more than 16 feet long, but in masses like this you would have a hard time isolating one to measure its length! It is common statewide in open, disturbed areas. More

Japanese Knotweed

Photo of Japanese knotweed
Fallopia japonica
One of the worst invasive species in the world, this plant can thrive in many places and can even damage foundations of buildings—not to mention the harm it causes in natural habitats. Learn to “know thine enemy,” so you can prevent its spread. More

Japanese Knotweed

Photo of Japanese knotweed
One of the worst invasive species in the world, Japanese knotweed can thrive in many places and can even damage foundations of buildings—not to mention the harm it causes in natural habitats. Learn to identify it so you can prevent its spread. More

Water Smartweed

Photo of water smartweed plant and flower cluster
Persicaria amphibia (formerly Polygonum amphibium)
Water smartweed can live submerged in water, or on wet banks or other soggy ground, yet it can also live in merely moist areas. The stems often sprawl as they grow, taking root at the swollen nodes. The small, pink flowers develop in long, erect clusters. More

Water Smartweed

Photo of water smartweed plant and flower cluster
Water smartweed can live submerged in water, or on wet banks or other soggy ground, yet it can also live in merely moist areas. The stems often sprawl as they grow, taking root at the swollen nodes. The small, pink flowers develop in long, erect clusters. More