Persicaria praetermissa

This plant is a fairly uncommon small prostrate herb with stems about 30 - 50 cm long. On occasions it is found growing on margins of swamps and lagoons. Its young leaves are triangular in shape, (mature leaves are tapered at stem and apex) soft and fairly smooth and stems have stiff recurved hairs on stalks and stem. Flowers in Summer through to late Autumn. Flowers are quite widely separated on a branching infloresence.

Scale in cms.

Created on ... February 27, 2008