Latin name: Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray
  Pronunciation: per-si-KARE-ee-a la-path-i-FO-lee-a

  Common name: Willow smartweed
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Moist places below 5000'
  Blooming period: June to October
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Persicaria
  2) lapathifolia
  Formerly Polygonum lapathifolium
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