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Red Bistort

Persicaria amplexicaulis

Plant Data

Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Polygonaceae (Dock)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Red, 5 petals
 
Red compact single or double spikes, 5 petals.
Leaves:
Heart-shaped leaves with a pointed tip, similar in appearance to Dock leaves. Upper leaves clasp the stem at the nodes.
Maximum Size:
120 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Fleeceflower, Mountain Fleece, Red Mountain Fleeceflower.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Riverbanks, roadsides.