GROUND COVER: Persicaria virginiana (Virginia Knotweed)

Persicaria virginiana, (Virginia knotweed) Photo © 2018 Elaine Mills Glencarlyn Library Community Garden.

Persicaria virginiana, (Virginia knotweed) 
Photo © 2018 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Earlier classified as Polygonum virginianum or Tovara virginiana, this native commonly occurs throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic Region. It also is called Jumpseed because pressure on its mature seeds causes them to jump off the plant for dispersal. The cultivar ‘Painter’s Palette,’ which can spread aggressively, is grown primarily for its attractive variegated foliage.

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