Although they do not have the insidious habit of travelling hither and thither by root, the most vigorous clump-formers, such as Persicaria x fennica ‘Johanniswolke’ and Persicaria amplexicaulis, may surprise you with their competitive zeal above ground, and can swamp adjacent plants unless they are similarly competitive. By entering your details, you are agreeing to Gardens Illustrated terms and conditions and privacy policy. This one is distinguished from other white-flowered cultivars by the increased length and breadth of its upright inflorescences, which have a distinct pink tinge, and large light green leaves. Propagation of Red Leg: Seed - sow spring in situ. The flowers are uniquely lustrous and in this cultivar fully suffused in soft pink. Habitat: Shores, arable land, waste ground, gardens, rubbish tips, and roadsides. 30cm. Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been made for this species, there have been reports that some members of this genus can cause photosensitivity in susceptible people. USDA 4a-8b. Most of the species featured here will flower from July to September or October; some species have a late flourish of blooms in September but these may be considered primarily as foliage plants. Its leaves are stomachic. Runs at the root and may The various species within the genus Persicaria are rather varied in their garden uses and cultivation requirements, but they tend to have in common a completely robust approach to life and will generally flourish with a minimum of fuss. Each leaf base has stipules which are fused into a stem-enclosing sheath that is loose and fringed with few if any hairs at the upper end. Sometimes sold as Persicaria alpina. List of various diseases cured by Pale Smartweed. Persicaria: how to grow persicaria and the best cultivars. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and soap. There are six stamens, two partially fused carpels and two styles. Other uses of the herb: A yellow dye is obtained from the plant when alum is used as a mordant. Flowers in dense spikes, dull greenish white, sometimes pinkish, stalks with yellowish glands. Tel 015395 52946, sussexprairies.co.uk, • Beth Chatto Nursery, Elmstead Market, Colchester,  Essex CO7 7DB. Persicaria contains a broad variety of versatile garden plants, from vibrant, flowering dynamos and statuesque landscape plants to denizens of shady corners with atmospheric foliage. Author Rory Dusoir is a Kew-trained plantsman and garden writer. Native Americans used Pennsylvania smartweed for medicinal purposes. Persicaria Persicaria. General Description/Similar Species: Introduced from Europe but almost identical to the smaller plants of Pale smartweed with ocrea and undersurface of upper leaves as in; distinguished from Pale smartweed by having its flowers in shorter and plumper pale green to greenish-white spikes (1-5cm long by 0.8-1.5cm wide; 2/5-2in. The species is found growing on the sea shore and in disturbed ground such as arable land, gardens, waste ground, rubbish tips and road verges. This one has coral flowers, which although extremely slender, are quite luminous and draw the eye from afar. 80cm-1m. The seed is carminative, diuretic and stimulant. Polygonum lapathifolium), known as pale persicaria, is a plant of the family Polygonaceae.It is closely related to Persicaria maculosa and as such is considered a weed in Britain and Europe. Bark and leaves are used as uretic and antidote to fever. Bloomed Pale persicarias (Persicaria lapathifolia, syn. A varied and versatile genus of around 100 species of robust and colourful perennials. Thin, spidery inflorescences appear in September. Uses: Native Americans took an infusion of the plant for fevers and stomachaches. You can unsubscribe at any time. ID guidance. You can use this page to help identify the broad-leaved weeds in your crops, and then find out more about the relevant crop protection products. The species covered here are found in a wide area emanating from the Himalayan region, while Persicaria virginiana is widespread throughout eastern North America. When it comes to foraging for edibles, lady's thumb (Polygonum persicaria) is one of the most easy to identify plants, making it especially suitable for the novice gatherer. Its late season, spanning four months of intense flowering effort from July to October, combined with its general hardiness, versatility and natural charm, has won it an important place in the plant catalogues of the New Perennial Movement as well as in more traditional gardening paradigms. Smaller in stature than most Persicaria amplexicaulis cultivars. A robust plant that is refined and elegant in all its parts and should be grown more often. From 30cm to 2.5m, Persicaria have a general preference for rich soil and sun, with a few exceptions, but most species are adaptable. Growing in tightly-packed elongated ellipsoidal groups, the tiny flowers of Persicaria maculosaare pale pink, but while in bud they are a much deeper pink. Persicaria lapathifolia, pale knotweed. Polygonum lapathifolium (pale persicaria); habit, with flower and leaves, on a fallow field. Persicaria lapathifolia is an erect, annual plant growing up to 180cm tall. Try saying that with a potato in your mouth (as my mother would have said). In common with other cultivars of the species the flowers are a magnet for pollinating insects – bees throng to it in sufficient numbers to make quite a racket. Tel 01749 814060, hauserwirth.com, • Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT. It is closely related to Persicaria maculosa and as such is considered a weed in Britain and Europe. Redshank looks a lot like pale persicaria (P. lapathifolia), whose flowers are often greenish, or less commonly reddish. Facts Lady's-thumb smartweed is an annual weed of wet disturbed areas. Similar Species. If you're used to buying our magazine from the shops,  you can now order and receive the next issue delivered to your home. In natural areas they can be a desirable component of the flora. 2.5m. We are here for you. Their seeds are an important food source for many species of songbirds, waterfowl, and mammals, and the foliage provides cover for wildlife. The stems are openly branched and often reddish. Ahmed et al. by 1/3-2/3in. The flower spikes open white but mature by degrees to a deep crimson, and the plant will carry flocks of them at all their stages. But the best approach is to let them jostle with other big beasts of prairies, meadows and flower borders, such as Eupatorium maculatum and the aster Doellingeria umbellata, as well as anemones, Vernonia arkansana, Silphium perfoliatum and larger grasses such as Miscanthus sinensis, Molinia caerulea subsp. The fruit is a rounded, flattened nut. Another difference is the size of the seeds: Pale Smartweed has seeds up to 2 mm. 1.5m. A rather more subtle and interesting plant than it may first appear. Newsletter sign up form. P. affinis - P. affinis is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with large, elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves turning bronze-red in autumn and, from midsummer to mid-autumn, erect spikes of bright reddish-pink flowers fading to pale pink. They may have damned some of their better-behaved cousins by association; however, although many of the species recommended here display a robust constitution and an agreeable self-sufficiency, they are all fairly easy to control when required. The two species can hybridize. Carey's Smartweed can be distinguished from all other Persicaria species in Minnesota by the glandular hairs in the upper plant combined with long, spreading white hairs on the leaf veins and ocrea. Species; Additional images ... Leaves oval to linear-lanceolate, occasionally with pale blackish blotch, with yellowish dots (glands) beneath. Pale Persicaria Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre. need to be controlled. The versatility of the species is highlighted by Piet Oudolf’s planting at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Somerset. 1m. RHS H6. This selection by Dutch designer Piet Oudolf has extraordinarily vibrant colouring. The various species within the genus Persicaria are rather varied in their garden uses and cultivation requirements, but they tend to have in common a completely robust approach to life and will generally flourish with a minimum of fuss. Polygonum lapathifolium) spotted inside Anavros stream riverbed, Nea Demetrias suburb, Volos city, Greece. RHS H7, USDA 4a-7b. AGM. Cultivation of the herb: Damp shady places. If you're used to buying our magazine from the shops, you can now order and receive the next issue delivered to your home, Win a kitchen planter and grow bag tray container from Forest Garden, Choosing spring bulbs for pollinators: joy for us and our wildlife, Elizabeth MacGregor nursery in Scotland: perennial cultivars fit for a jewel garden, Rob Chew’s designs for an evolving garden in Ascot, Tokachi Millennium Forest: The 1,000-year garden. Although it’s tempting to regard this species as a rather functional garden plant, it has fine decorative qualities. Is Lady's Thumb Edible?. RHS H7, USDA 5a-8b. This plant flowers from July to September in northern temperate regions. Both are summer annuals, growing to 5 ft tall (pale smartweed) or 3 ft (ladysthumb). Discover some of the most glorious gardens from around the world.Find out more, Already have an account with us? This herb is native to Asia, but distributed widely in Europe and Australia. Saarbrücken, Germany. Most species are hardy to -20ºC with a hardiness rating of RHS H6 to H7, and are generally suitable for gardens within USDA zones 4a to 8b. Redshank is believed to have arrived in Finland in ancient times (an archeophyte). Persicaria is a versatile genus of perennials with late season, brightly coloured flower spikes on hearty green plants from July through to late October. kingdom Plantae - plants » divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants » class Rosopsida - eudicots » order Caryophyllales » family Polygonaceae » genus Persicaria - Smartweed Along with other members of the Polygonaceae family, they are commonly known as knotweed with the self-seeding Persicaria virginiana also known as jumpseed. An older cultivar of the species, which is palest pink, enhancing its transparent properties. When it comes to foraging for edibles, lady's thumb (Polygonum persicaria) is one of the most easy to identify plants, making it especially suitable for the novice gatherer. Persicaria lapathifolia (syn. Redshank has been used as a medicinal herb to treat e.g. The broader grouping contained some plants of infamously expansive vigour, including Russian vine (now Fallopia baldschuanica), and Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica). Reminiscent of elephants’ trunks, hence the name. List of various diseases cured by Pale Smartweed. 70cm. 1.2-1.5m. Persicaria affinis is also quite a rapid coloniser, forming a solid interlocking mat of running stems. Silver fleece vine (Polygonum aubertii) Also called silver lace vine, this bee plant is closely related to the smartweeds and knotweeds. A further Chris Ghyselen selection, with full-blooded, crimson flowers displayed on particularly substantial inflorescences. Tel 01273 495902, sussexprairies.co.uk, • Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants Halecat, Witherslack, Cumbria LA11 6RT. Persicaria lapathifolia (syn. From the leaves after fermentation, a blue dye is obtained (Chinese indigo), which is especially used for dyeing cotton. The leaves are dark green enlivened by pale midribs and a subtle pleating between the veins. Pale Smartweed is similar in appearance to another large-sized smartweed, Persicaria pennsylvanica (Pennsylvania Smartweed) – however, this latter species has cylindrical racemes that are held more or less erect, and its flowers are often pink. Persicaria lapathifolia (syn. From the leaves after fermentation, a blue dye is obtained (Chinese indigo), which is especially used for dyeing cotton. For A Flower A Day today, we are going from the frankly flamboyant flower yesterday to the starkly simple and humble pale knotweed* bloom. Although the clump of leaves at the base of most Persicaria amplexicaulis is quite coarse and excludes all light, the upper reaches of the plant when it flowers give a diaphanous impression, especially in paler cultivars such as this one. Mature plants have coarse stems which are swollen at the nodes, with papery sheaths (ocrea) around the nodes. Subscribe. datasets have provided data to the NBN Atlas for this species.. Browse the list of datasets and find organisations you can join if you are interested in participating in a survey for species like Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre Until recently, the genus that we now know as Persicaria used to sit within a much broader genus called Polygonum. Pale persicaria is a variable annual often associated with old habitation. Toxicity As with so many other genera, molecular studies conducted this century have blown it apart into smaller constituent genera, including Polygonum, Fallopia and Fagopyrum. Known hazards of Polygonum persicaria: arundinacea ‘Transparent’ and Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’, which all have suitable vigour. In general, the gardener’s problems when dealing with the genus are more likely to concern containment of growth rather than its encouragement. Simple it may look, but it makes up for this in the official name – Persicaria lapathifolia. Persicaria affinis is: Evergreen. Persicaria virginiana (known as jumpseed) and its cultivars may self-seed quite prolifically, but this is quite an innocuous habit as it is easy to remove and indeed, many of its volunteers may be quite welcome. Persicaria pensylvanica var. August 2019. Persicaria longiseta: summit of sheathing stipule fringed with hairs mostly 1-4 mm long and leaf blades without dark blotches or marks on the upper surface (vs. P. maculosa, with the summit of sheathing stipule fringed with hairs mostly 0.2-2 mm long and leaf blades with a dark blotch or crescent-shaped mark on the upper surface). How to grow Persicaria Persicaria cultivation. it appreciates ample moisture. Pale smartweed and ladysthumb are coarse, emergent aquatic to terrestrial herbs. How Pale Smartweed is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. Polygonum is a genus of about 130 species of flowering plant in the buckwheat and knotweed family Polygonaceae.Common names include knotweed and knotgrass (though the common names may refer more broadly to plants from Polygonaceae).In the Middle English glossary of herbs Alphita (c. 1400–1425), it was known as ars-smerte. Comments: Persicaria - peach, alluding to the resemblance of the leaves of some species to those of the peach and lapathifolia - dock leaf, the leaves resembling those of some Rumex species. (1990) found, in addition to several known chalcones, a new isoflavanone, a dihydrochalcone and three chalcone derivatives. Brebach, nr. Public Domain - Released by AnRo0002/via wikipedia - CC0 1.0 Names of Pale Smartweed in various languages of the world are also given. Slugs and snails may make an impression on the foliage of Persicaria virginiana and its cultivars, but even they are not bothered too much. Words Rory Dusoir, photographs Dianna Jazwinski. Sign up to our newsletter. Persicaria amplexicaulis‘Fat White’© Dianna Jazwinski Persicariacontains a broad variety of versatile garden plants, from vibrant, flowering dynamos and statuesque landscape plants to denizens of shady corners with atmospheric foliage. 60-90cm. The whole performance lasts from July to September. Persicaria amplexicaulis can be considered among the most floriferous of cultivated plants available to gardeners in temperate regions, and breeding has spawned a wide variety of cultivars in vivid shades of a spectrum between crimson and scarlet, although for the faint of heart there are also some white and soft pink-flowered cultivars. A poultice of the plant is used in treating swollen and inflamed areas. One female flower appears among a group of male flowers in a cluster 6 to many-seeded fruit is small, flat round, violet or red-purplish when ripe. A variegated cultivar of  Persicaria virginiana, with vivid pink chevrons; beneath this the entire leaf is heavily blotched creamy white. Similar Species. RHS H7. On fields this species is a troublesome weed. View now. As the flower spikes are slender and accompanied by a proportionate amount of green leaf, as with wildflowers in nature, the colour does not appear too hard. As a wild fruit village children eat these tasty berry and color their mouths purple frequently. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. [3], photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, collected in Missouri in 1890, Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Persicaria_lapathifolia&oldid=973183238, Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, plus many more names at level of subspecies, variety, or form, This page was last edited on 15 August 2020, at 21:00. The environment also has a strong influence on the morphology of an individual plant. Persicaria minor is a herb species of the family Polygonaceae, with synonym Polygonum minus, and is also known by the common names small water-pepper, small smartweed, pygmy smartweed, spotted lady's thumb and kesum (Malay). dura; Polygonum bicorne; Polygonum pensylvanicum; Phonetic Spelling per-sih-KAR-ee-uh pen-sill-VAN-ee-ka Description. Not a plant for full sun, uses/health benefits of persicaria senegalensis Furfura is cultivated in China, Japan and Korea (also as crop on larger fields); formerly occasionally grown in Europe (Ukraine) and the Caucasus area. 80cm-1m. Polygonum lapathifolium), known as pale persicaria,[2] is a plant of the family Polygonaceae. A common weed of cultivated land, avoiding shade. Durslade Farm,  Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL. The whole plant, either on its own or mixed with other herbs, is decocted and used in the treatment of a wide range of ailments including diarrhoea, dyspepsia, itching skin, excessive menstrual bleeding and haemorrhoids. Redshank has been used as a medicinal herb to treat e.g. Persicaria runcinata and Persicaria affinis are both much more likely to pose problems and need to be sited with some consideration. It is not very demanding but prefers nitrogen-rich soil. We are here for you. The inflorescence is a dense spike, often nodding. Poorer conditions will restrict their vigour somewhat, as well as splitting and re-planting their clumps regularly in autumn. Although it will tolerate some shade, the purple and silver variegation is more marked with exposure to sunlight. The perianth of each tiny pink flower consists of four or five lobes, fused near the base. Pale Persicaria Pale Persicaria - Persicaria lapathifolia. A tall and hearty plant with brilliant white flowers that darken at an imperceptible pace as they turn into ripened seed, eventually ending up a rich russet. The pronounced maroon chevrons on each leaf, contrast well with the pale-green background. The leaves are alternate with short stalks, often densely hairy underneath. As a tribe they tend particularly to enjoy rich, moist soil, but are surprisingly adaptable to poorer, drier conditions. [3][4], Persicaria lapathifolia is found in many parts of both the Old World and New World. You will be charmed by the bountiful long-blooming spikes of pale pink flowers of Mountain Fleece 'Rosea. United Kingdom. Habit. Redshank is believed to have arrived in Finland in ancient times (an archeophyte). The unique charm of this cultivar is that its flower spikes droop and rise again according to their fancy, somewhat in the manner of Lysimachia clethroides. The Cherokee used the crushed leaves to treat rash caused by poison ivy. An atmospheric foliage plant. Tel 01422 203553, dovecottagenursery.co.uk. The fast growing, slightly woody, twining, deciduous … USDA 4a-8b. RHS H7. Synonyms: Persicaria fastigiatoramosa, Persicaria hydropiper, Polygonum fastigiatoramosum, Polygonum maximowiczii Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family) Medicinal use of Smartweed: Smartweed has a long history of herbal use, both in Eastern and Western herbalism. Plants Polygonaceae Persicaria Persicaria lapathifolia Show related species. Another cultivar from Belgian designer Chris Ghyselen. Is Lady's Thumb Edible?. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Pale Smartweed. Its foliage is semi-evergreen so it makes a fairly formidable groundcover plant. Mobile apps Our partners. How Pale Smartweed is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. It also occurs on moderately well-drained upland soils and is a frequent weed in cultivated fields, pastures, roadsides and gardens. • Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Pale Persicaria Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre. Mat Forming. RHS H7. The surest way to tell the species apart is to study their … Other common names for the plant include pale smartweed, curlytop knotweed, and willow weed. This can be a considerable virtue if you are looking to cover a wide area with something attractive that will exclude even the most determined weeds; however, in the mixed border it can become a bit of a nuisance as the wiry stems gain considerable purchase on the soil with their roots, and are hard to extricate from neighbouring plants. Persicaria are found in pretty much every country worldwide. The perianth (the corolla of infertile structures around the reproductive parts) of each tiny pink flower consists of four or five petal-like lobes that are fu… P. lapathifolium is extensively used as an insecticide in Bangladesh. 1.2m. By a happy accident, most of the pre-eminent horticultural species now reside in one genus, Persicaria, although this is by no means completely settled. An impactful cultivar of dense, saturated colour, lacking the subtlety and airy grace of many others. Tel 01206 822007, bethchatto.co.uk, • Claire Austin, White Hopton Farm, Wern Lane, Sarn, Newtown, Powys SY16 4EN. It is a species complex made up of a great many varying forms, sometimes considered varieties. The structures of the compounds were determined by high field 1H NMR and other spectroscopic techniques. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Pale Smartweed. Some Native American tribes ate the young shoots in the springtime and used a tea of the roots to treat mouth sores and stomachaches. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. Names of Pale Smartweed in various languages of the world are also given. Persicaria runcinata travels underground but needs decent light, so being hemmed in by shrubs or paving should be enough to contain its spread. There have been various opinions about how broadly the … subspecies ... Use our free mobile apps to identify images and record your counts and observations. The stems are sometimes, but far from always, flushed with red - hence the common name. As in this example, there are usually dark blotches, often shaped rather like arrowheads, on the leaves of this annual plant. Home Worldwide. 80cm. 1.5m. diarrhoeah and infectious diseases, and the leaves and young shoots can be eaten in salads. Find help & information on Persicaria lapathifolia pale persicaria from the RHS Tel 01686 670342, claireaustinhardyplants.co.uk, • Dove Cottage Nursery, Shibden Hall Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 9XA. diarrhoeah and infectious diseases, and the leaves and young shoots can be eaten in salads. Flowering time: July–September. See synonyms for pale persicaria noun A knotweed, Polygonum lapathifolia, which bears spikes of greenish flowers and hard flat achenes, and is widespread in north temperate regions especially as a weed of damp arable land. Discover more about Persicaria below. 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