Redshank - Persicaria maculosa
Short to medium, erect to sprawling, hairless, branched plant. Leaves lanceolate, tapered at the base, often with a large blackish blotch. Flowers crowded in stout, short spikes, pale to bright pink.
The flowers look similar to Amphibious Bistort and paler forms also resemble Pale persicaria
Waste, bare or cultivated land, often close to water.
June to October.
Widespread and common in Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 569 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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