Date Photo Taken: Nov 5, 2010
Location: Parkwood Park, Decatur, GA
Posted By: Kerimbaev
This plant grows 1-3 feet tall. Squared-off, green stem that is smooth & almost woody. Stem is many-branched with more stems branching off from leaf axils. Leaves are opposite & simple, thin, and very minutely hairy, oval shaped, entire margins, and less than 3.5 inches long w/ leafstalk. I have not seen flowers, but right now they are in fruit: spikes that are 5 inches long or less. Each spike contains 45-50 tiny fruits that stick easily to your pants/socks when you walk by them. See pics. Fruits are long, brown, with little bristles that make them stick to you; very tiny. I’ve seen this weedy-looking plant in two parks & trying to figure out what it is before possibly removing it.