Wild Flowers Provence

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Polygonum persicaria

Renouée persicaire
Redshank

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

4 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

10-60 cm

Description

Swollen, jointed stems.

Damp habitats.

Flowers

Flower head in a dense spike of tiny pink flowers, 4-5 cm long.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, wider in the middle, pointed, black spot on leaf blade, alternate on the stem, without stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit, oval, black, 1.5-3 mm.

Edible

Leaves and shoots, when young as vegetable or salad.

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