Persicaria amplexicaulis   Red Bistort I

Persicaria amplexicaulis Persicaria amplexicaulis flower

This an introduced plant from the Himalayas which is often grown in gardens. The heart-shaped leaves (cordate) clasp the stem hence the species name: amplexicaulis.

It is not uncommon in southern England, the midlands and the north west but much less common elsewhere.

Birkdale Dunes, Sefton Coast 27th June 2007

Added on 7th February 2007, updated 25th February 2011

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