Polygonum persicaria

Lady's Thumb


Jesusplant, Redshank

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual
Growth Habit: Prostrate to erect
Propagation: Seed and stolons
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Hairs: Slight upper leaf pubescence
Leaf Structure: Lanceolate to egg-shaped
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Fibrous from shallow taproot
Flower Color: Pink


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben, Mesotrione
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Florasulam, Fluroxypyr, Imazaquin, Mesotrione, MCPA

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