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Common Name: Pale Persicaria
Scientific Name: Persicaria lapathifolia
Persicaria lapathifolia, more commonly known as Pale Persicaria, is a medium tall, slightly hairy plant. The leaves are oval to linear-lanceolate, occasionally with a pale blackish blotch, with yellowish dots (glands) beneath. Flowers in dense spikes, dull greenish white, sometimes pinkish, stalks with yellowish glands.
Usually it is found growing on the sea shore and in disturbed ground such as arable land, gardens, waste ground, rubbish tips and road verges. The inflorescence is a dense spike, often nodding, flowering June to October. It is fairly common and widespread throughout the United Kingdom.
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