Irish wildflowers

Persicaria maculosa
Glúineach dhearg
Family: Polygonaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Annual. Native.

Stout spikes of pink flowers, occasionally white. Sepals without glands. Fruit is black, shiny nut. Short-stalked leaves, oval-lanceolate, usually with black blotch. Branched hairless plant. Stems reddish-green, erect or straggling to 50cm.

Common on damp ground, arable land, wasteland.

Similar: Pale Persicaria, P. lapathifolia
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