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Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Polygonum persicaria

Lady's Thumb

Plant TypeForb
Life CycleAnnual
Flower Colorpink
HabitatSunny areas.
EdibilityThe leaves can be eaten raw as a salad green, but be aware that there are a few similar looking species which are more bitter tasting. The seeds can be eaten raw or ground into flour.