Pale Persicaria - Persicaria lapathifolia
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.
Very variable in flower colour, from greenish-white to deep pink, and in hairiness. Glands frequent on perianth and peduncle; veins of outer tepals divided, with turned back branches. Leaves lanceolate
Photo showing flower and flower stalk with glands
Cultivated land, waste places and water margins.
June to October.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 354 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, Locally Frequent
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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