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smartweed:

see buckwheatbuckwheat,
common name for certain members of the Polygonaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs found chiefly in north temperate areas and having a characteristic pungent juice containing oxalic acid. Species native to the United States are most common in the West.
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smartweed

smartweed

Red-stemmed plant with pointy leaves and thin cone or light colored greenish or pink flowers at top of stem. Leaf tea used for internal bleeding, menstruation, uterus problems, blood in urine. Leaves contain Rutin, which strengthens capillaries. Pain reliever. Hot peppery pungent taste. Contains oils that may irritate skin. Grows in moist areas. SMARTWEED MARSHPEPPER (Polygonum hydropiper) Very hot, peppery, spicy. Leaves or stems can be eaten raw or cooked. Seeds can be used as pepper substitute. Astringent, bleeding, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, strengthens capillaries, anti-inflammatory. Thin pointy edible leaves, cluster of pink flowers on vertical stem.
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Although its a weed, that smartweed I saw gracing the manure pile is easy to root out.
Densely populated stands with mixtures of various shades of green and brown, however, had similar reflectance to that of alligator-weed, arrowhead, and smartweed.
and Pennsylvania smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum L.
Other herbaceous species in abundance include stinging nettle (Urtica diocia), false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), smartweed (Polygonum pennsylvanicum), and wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia).
On public the millet and smartweed is super high because they don't put a lot of water on these places, so I look for areas with thick stands of that stuff.
Steward, Polygonum longisetum Bruijn, Persicaria longiseta (Bruijn) Kitagawa; Creeping smartweed, Oriental lady's thumb; Pumpkin patch old-field, woodlands; Abundant and widespread; C = 0; BSUH 17963.
Despite the higher sampling effort in 2001, we did not encounter several species identified by Curtis in the 1950s: dotted smartweed (Polygonum punctatum), arrow-leaved tearthumb (P.
91 (22) scandens) Pennsylvania smartweed (Polygonum 0.
Pink smartweed keeps blossoming, and catchweed flowers again.
Most small-seeded broadleaf species in the study (common lambsquarters, common ragweed, black nightshade, pigweed, smartweed, and wild mustard) again emerged less after tilling during darkness.
Regardless of where you live, there are two key variables to look for: ample, brushy cover and timber--which lends the birds a sense of security and provides resting spots to preen--and good food sources such as acorns or smartweed.
Hickman; Water Smartweed, Long-Root Smartweed; NW corner of central field; Rare, one small colony; C = 4; BSUH 17638.