I need help identifying this plant

Asked August 18, 2016, 12:18 PM EDT

This plant is growing like crazy under my deck and haven't been able to identify it. What is it? Is it a native plant?

Pine County Minnesota

2 Responses

Thank you for the question and clear photos. The plant looks like Pennsylvania smartweed, a weed to some but others like it because pollinators are attracted to it. It is native. Read more here:

Thank you for contacting Extension

Thank you so much! It's flourishing so I'm going to leave it be.