Small Water-pepper - Persicaria minor
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.
Damp habitats, marshy ground, lake, pond and river margins.
July to September.
Widespread but not common in Britain.
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
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