Native Plant Encyclopedia

  Nodding SmartweedPersicaria lapathifolia  

  Recommended Planting Range

  (previously: Polygonum lapathifolium)


Dock-leaved smartweed is an annual plant, one of the few exceptions to those listed here. However, it is included because it is so common along lakeshores and streambanks. It grows on wet mud, muck, silt or sand. It reproduces readily by seed.

nodding smartweed

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