Small Water-pepper - Persicaria minor

    Description

    Low to short hairless plant with sprawling or ascending stems. Leaves narrow, lanceolate, pointed, scarcely stalked. Flowers in lax slender erect spikes, deep pink, rarely white.

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    Habitat

    Damp habitats, marshy ground, lake, pond and river margins.

    When to see it

    July to September.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Widespread but not common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland where is seems restricted to the Charnwood forest area. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map