Color, pink. Flowers, in short, thick, obtuse, stiff panicles. Leaves, lance-shaped, very acute at apex, often 8 or 10 inches long, hairy along the midrib. Branches often dotted with little stalked glands. Plant, erect, 1 to 3 feet tall. July to September.

In moist soil from Nova Scotia to Florida, westward to Texas. Found 2,000 feet high in Virginia.

Water Smartweed P. acre, - Color, white or light pink. (See White Flowers, p. 58.)