Connecticut Plants
Jumpseed (Virginia Knotweed)
Persicaria virginiana (L.) Gaertn.

Virginia jumpseed gets its name from its spring-loaded seeds. When ripe seeds are touched, they spring off the stem, jumping up to a few feet away.

  • Synonyms: Polygonum virginianum L., Tovara virginiana (L.) Raf.
  • Family: buckwheat (Polygonaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods and thickets
  • Height: 1-4 feet
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch long
  • Flower color: greenish-white
  • Flowering time: July to October
  • Origin: native
Polygonum virginianum L.
Polygonum virginianum L.
Polygonum virginianum L.