Lady’s Thumb (Redleg)


I always thought this was called Heart’s Ease. I was wrong! This is common around this area: Lady’s Thumb. The foliage is peppery and bitter so small mammals don’t eat it, but waterbirds and songbirds like the seeds. Buckwheat family.

Lady’s Thumb, Redleg (Polygonum persicaria)

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