Please Help...

David W. Kramer kramer.8 at OSU.EDU
Mon Oct 20 08:32:32 EST 1997

"Remals" asked:

>Can someone tell me if there is another name for "Polygonum Hydropiper"? I am
> looking for some information on this plant. Any leads will be very helpful.

The common name used most frequently is "Common Smartweed."  Others are
"Water Pepper," "Biting Knotweed," and "Red Knees."  If you are interested
in the alleged medicinal properties of this plant, see p. 300 of "Magic and
Medicine of Plants" 1986.  Pleasantville, NY:  The Reader's Digest
Association, Inc.

Dr. David W. Kramer
Department of Plant Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906-1547
(419) 755-4344  FAX:  (419) 755-4367
e-mail:  kramer.8 at

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