E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Persicaria wallichii var. wallichii Greuter & Burdet
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

General:
Perennial herb from strongly creeping rhizomes; stems erect, numerous, branched, 1-2 m tall, reddish-brown.
Leaves:
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, lanceolate, the blades up to 20 cm long, densely soft- hairy, the base rounded to somehat heart-shaped, often with 2 small lobes, the stalks short; stipules sheathing, entire.
Flowers:
Inflorescence a wide, diffuse panicle; perianth segments white, 3-5 mm long, not keeled on the back.
Fruits:
Apparently sterile in our range.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic fields and waste places in the lowland zone; rare in extreme SW BC and the Queen Charlotte Islands; introduced from SC Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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