Irish wildflowers

Pale Persicaria
Persicaria lapathifolia
Glúineach bhán
Family: Polygonaceae

Flowering: June-October. Annual. Probably introduced.

Dense spikes of greenish-white flowers, sometimes tinged pink.
Flower stalks (and sometimes calyx) with raised, yellowish glands.
Leaves lanceolate, to 15cm long. Very variable plant. Height to 80cm.

Damp wasteland and arable ground.

Similar: Redshank, Persicaria maculosa
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