Plant Profile

Polygonun hydropiper: Common Smartweed, Knotweed, Pinkweed, Marsh Pepper Smartweed

Family: Buckwheat

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail

Bloom Period: June—September

Habitat:  Damp areas, along lakes

Interesting Fact: 

  • Hydropiper means water pepper.
  • Stems swollen at joint with leaf.