I don't think that the picture of the plant, matches the description??
Take a good look at the foliage of both and you will see what I mean.
The area where I found this plant was under water (Shenandoah river rose over the banks) for a couple of days, and is still drying out, hopefully the plant survived and I will be able to get an updated picture to help us ID that particular plant.
A decent reference for this project is this series of videos made by some agriculturally based show, and though their efforts are in using Monsanto based products to eradicate weeds, their videos do usually provide great imagery of the plants, that can help us in our project here..
look for the "weed of the week" clips if you use this link
I should be uploading some more plant images later today, I was able to go on a 2 hour hike in the forest and found a few interesting items to ID.
edit on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:01:27 -0500 by JacKatMtn because: (no reason given)