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Can somebody tell me what Smart Weed is???

Postby Beak Breaker » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:45 pm

Is it a type of millet? and more importantly does anybody know of a seed source?
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Postby David » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:49 am

Smartweed (Polygonum) is in the same family as buckwheat. I'm sorry, but I've never heard of a source for buying it. The only way I've heard of people getting it is to gather it from the wild.
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Postby Beak Breaker » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:16 pm

Thanks David, thats a start anyhow.
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Postby DuckSlyer16 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:23 pm

Once again, I'll say it, my owns a seed company blah blah blah, i asked him and he said some universties might have it, or he knows a company based out of Iowa may have it "Farm Advantage". But seeing how your in Denver I dont know if they reach out there. My dad has a "Weed I.D." book laying around, I'll see if i can find it theny get back to you...
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Postby DuckSlyer16 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:50 pm

Found it!

Here we go, everything from the page but Herbicide stuff

Smartweed, Pensylvania
pinkweed
(Polygonum pennsyvanicum)

Seedling

Annual. Reproducing by seeds, alternate and pointed.

Roots

Fibrous taproot.

Stems

Ascending to erect, 3 feet tall swollen at nodes, brancihng and nearly hairless.

leaves

Alternate, hairless except for closelying stiff hairs on the leaf margins leaves are pointed.

Flower or Seed Head

Flowers in dense, erect spikes, bright pink, both sexes are borne in the same flower head.

Distribution

Found throughout the eastern and central USA as far west as south eastern Wyoming; in cultivated fields, non-cropland areas, along ditch banks, damp shores and thickets.


There you have it, thats what the Weed Id booklet says, so I guess its true...

Idk if you what you wanted to know, but thats all the BIO stuff.
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Postby Anser albifrons » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:57 pm

ttp://aquaplant.tamu.edu/database/emerg ... rtweed.htm


once you find some, you can transplant it. dig it up, put it in a bucket, plant in shallow water, VOILA! ducks love it. good luck with it.
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