Pennsylvania Smartweed is recognized by its reddish-brown stem with glandular hairs and dense pinkish flowers with shiny flat round black seeds. Smartweed can be found across the United States in a variety of clay, loam and sandy soils with associates with wet sights like wetlands. This species is known as waterfowl’s favorite food source. Songbirds, mourning dove, bobwhite quail, and wild turkeys enjoy utilizing the seed. It’s a low performance browser for white tail deer. If used as floral in flower beds this flower requires abundant water.