LESSER KNOTWEED

Persicaria campanulata

Dock & Knotweed Family [Polygonaceae]  

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status
statusZneophyte
flower
flower8white
inner
inner8pink inner8lilac
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
type
typeZbell
type
typeZspiked
stem
stem8square
stem
stem8hollow

16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Grows to 1 metre usually by streams and damp ground.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Leaves lanceolate to ovate.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Flowers in branched spikes.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Leaves with prominent grooved reddish veins.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Flower buds rose-pink, open flowers pink to lilac.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Bell-shaped flowers.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Flowers have five petals.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Anthers a dull blue colour.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Leaves in opposite pairs.


16th June 2010, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales. Photo: © RWD
Rough hairs on leaves lying with the nap pointing forwards.


Nto to be confused with : Knotgrasses [plants from the same Family but with similar names]

Some similarities to : Himalayan Knotweed, but there the flowers are white not pink, and the veins on the leaves are much more pronounced red and generally wider.

Lesser Knotweed is a perennial.

Not to be confused semantically with : Knotgrasses, which although they belong to the same Dock & Knotweed Family, belong to a differing Species, namely Polygonium [they both have similar names]. Nor with Knapweeds such as Common Knapweed mor Greater Knapweed.


  Persicaria campanulata  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Polygonaceae  

Distribution
 family8Dock & Knotweed family8Polygonaceae

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genus8Persicaria
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LESSER KNOTWEED

Persicaria campanulata

Dock & Knotweed Family [Polygonaceae]  

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