Pale Persicaria - Persicaria lapathifolia

    Description

    Medium tall, slightly hairy plant. Leaves oval to linear-lanceolate, occasionally with pale blackish blotch, with yellowish dots (glands) beneath. Flowers in dense spikes, dull greenish white, sometimes pinkish, stalks with yellowish glands.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Cultivated land, waste places and water margins.

    When to see it

    June to October.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 354 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map