Smartweed - Polygonum pensylvanicum
Smartweed has light green to red stems that zigzag between the alternate leaves. The leaves are sometimes marked with chevrons that are faintly darkened. The petioles can be up to 1 inch long. This plant has a cone-shaped bloom with many pink to purple flowers growing along the stalk. These plants have no scent. This plant is a robust plant and is relatively easy to grow. This plant can grow almost anywhere that it is left undisturbed.