Amphibious Bistort - Persicaria amphibia

    Description

    Short to medium height (max 60 cm). It is a creeping plant rooting at the nodes, and has both terrestrial and aquatic forms. Flowers deep pink in short, dense, broad and often solitary spikes.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In or close to still or slow flowing water.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 200 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map