A robust plant that is refined and elegant in all its parts and should be grown more often. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. The inflorescence is a dense spike, often nodding. 1m. Tel 01206 822007, bethchatto.co.uk, • Claire Austin, White Hopton Farm, Wern Lane, Sarn, Newtown, Powys SY16 4EN. 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. By entering your details, you are agreeing to Gardens Illustrated terms and conditions and privacy policy. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and soap. The fruit is a rounded, flattened nut. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Pale Smartweed. Bark and leaves are used as uretic and antidote to fever. United Kingdom. The genus Polygonum has recently been split into smaller genera and water smartweed was reclassified as Persicaria amphibia.. Waterfowl and raccoons (Procyon lotor) eat water smartweed seeds. Persicaria are found in pretty much every country worldwide. Persicaria Persicaria. This plant flowers from July to September in northern temperate regions. 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. The leaves are alternate with short stalks, often densely hairy underneath. An impactful cultivar of dense, saturated colour, lacking the subtlety and airy grace of many others. 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. The perianth of each tiny pink flower consists of four or five lobes, fused near the base. An atmospheric foliage plant. Pale persicaria is a variable annual often associated with old habitation. Reminiscent of elephants’ trunks, hence the name. Flowering time: July–September. Some Native American tribes ate the young shoots in the springtime and used a tea of the roots to treat mouth sores and stomachaches. 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. 80cm-1m. Poorer conditions will restrict their vigour somewhat, as well as splitting and re-planting their clumps regularly in autumn. 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. 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. Redshank looks a lot like pale persicaria (P. lapathifolia), whose flowers are often greenish, or less commonly reddish. Thin, spidery inflorescences appear in September. 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. 1.5m. diarrhoeah and infectious diseases, and the leaves and young shoots can be eaten in salads. Although it will tolerate some shade, the purple and silver variegation is more marked with exposure to sunlight. 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. This herb is native to Asia, but distributed widely in Europe and Australia. The fast growing, slightly woody, twining, deciduous … As a tribe they tend particularly to enjoy rich, moist soil, but are surprisingly adaptable to poorer, drier conditions. 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. by 1/3-2/3in. need to be controlled. 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). Find help & information on Persicaria lapathifolia pale persicaria from the RHS 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. 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 Persicaria lapathifolia, pale knotweed. 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. 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. Tel 01273 495902, sussexprairies.co.uk, • Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants Halecat, Witherslack, Cumbria LA11 6RT. 80cm-1m. [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. RHS H7. If you're used to buying our magazine from the shops,  you can now order and receive the next issue delivered to your home. Pale smartweed and ladysthumb are coarse, emergent aquatic to terrestrial herbs. Slugs and snails may make an impression on the foliage of Persicaria virginiana and its cultivars, but even they are not bothered too much. Habit. it appreciates ample moisture. Contact. The flowers are uniquely lustrous and in this cultivar fully suffused in soft pink. Sometimes sold as Persicaria alpina. Mature plants have coarse stems which are swollen at the nodes, with papery sheaths (ocrea) around the nodes. The broader grouping contained some plants of infamously expansive vigour, including Russian vine (now Fallopia baldschuanica), and Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica). 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. Home Worldwide. Species; Additional images ... Leaves oval to linear-lanceolate, occasionally with pale blackish blotch, with yellowish dots (glands) beneath. The surest way to tell the species apart is to study their … The flowers look similar to Amphibious Bistort and paler forms also resemble Pale persicaria. On fields this species is a troublesome weed. Is Lady's Thumb Edible?. (1990) found, in addition to several known chalcones, a new isoflavanone, a dihydrochalcone and three chalcone derivatives. Persicaria runcinata and Persicaria affinis are both much more likely to pose problems and need to be sited with some consideration. Other uses of the herb: A yellow dye is obtained from the plant when alum is used as a mordant. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Pale Smartweed. Until recently, the genus that we now know as Persicaria used to sit within a much broader genus called Polygonum. The whole performance lasts from July to September. Identification difficulty. Saarbrücken, Germany. RHS H6. dura; Polygonum bicorne; Polygonum pensylvanicum; Phonetic Spelling per-sih-KAR-ee-uh pen-sill-VAN-ee-ka Description. RHS H7. Propagation of Red Leg: Seed - sow spring in situ. Known hazards of Polygonum persicaria: List of various diseases cured by Pale Smartweed. August 2019. 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. Bloomed Pale persicarias (Persicaria lapathifolia, syn. Discover more about Persicaria below. It also occurs on moderately well-drained upland soils and is a frequent weed in cultivated fields, pastures, roadsides and gardens. 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. Native Americans used Pennsylvania smartweed for medicinal purposes. Subscribe. 80cm. It is not very demanding but prefers nitrogen-rich soil. This one has coral flowers, which although extremely slender, are quite luminous and draw the eye from afar. 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. Try saying that with a potato in your mouth (as my mother would have said). diarrhoeah and infectious diseases, and the leaves and young shoots can be eaten in salads. Cultivation of the herb: Damp shady places. RHS H7, USDA 4a-7b. The leaf blades often have a dark-coloured blotch in the centre and are lanceolate or narrowly elliptical and have entire margins. 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. Polygonum lapathifolium (pale persicaria); habit, with flower and leaves, on a fallow field. An older cultivar of the species, which is palest pink, enhancing its transparent properties. Tel 01686 670342, claireaustinhardyplants.co.uk, • Dove Cottage Nursery, Shibden Hall Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 9XA. As with so many other genera, molecular studies conducted this century have blown it apart into smaller constituent genera, including Polygonum, Fallopia and Fagopyrum. List of various diseases cured by Pale Smartweed. Mobile apps Our partners. 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. Facts Lady's-thumb smartweed is an annual weed of wet disturbed areas. RHS H6. Pale Persicaria Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre. Persicaria lapathifolia (syn. Uses: Native Americans took an infusion of the plant for fevers and stomachaches. Brebach, nr. The Cherokee used the crushed leaves to treat rash caused by poison ivy. From the leaves after fermentation, a blue dye is obtained (Chinese indigo), which is especially used for dyeing cotton. Plants Polygonaceae Persicaria Persicaria lapathifolia Show related species. The pronounced maroon chevrons on each leaf, contrast well with the pale-green background. Habitat: Pale smartweed is a common native plant around streams, lakes and wet depressions throughout Ontario, often persisting as a weed in those locations whenever they come under cultivation. We are here for you. 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. USDA 4a-8b. Redshank is believed to have arrived in Finland in ancient times (an archeophyte). 1.2m. The environment also has a strong influence on the morphology of an individual plant. 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 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. Other common names for the plant include pale smartweed, curlytop knotweed, and willow weed. For A Flower A Day today, we are going from the frankly flamboyant flower yesterday to the starkly simple and humble pale knotweed* bloom. Pale Persicaria Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre. Persicaria pensylvanica var. RHS H7. As a wild fruit village children eat these tasty berry and color their mouths purple frequently. The versatility of the species is highlighted by Piet Oudolf’s planting at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Somerset. You can unsubscribe at any time. 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 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. Simple it may look, but it makes up for this in the official name – Persicaria lapathifolia. 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… USDA 4a-8b. RHS H7, USDA 5a-8b. We are here for you. 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. Redshank has been used as a medicinal herb to treat e.g. 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. Tel 01422 203553, dovecottagenursery.co.uk. Not a plant for full sun, Polygonum lapathifolium) spotted inside Anavros stream riverbed, Nea Demetrias suburb, Volos city, Greece. A variegated cultivar of  Persicaria virginiana, with vivid pink chevrons; beneath this the entire leaf is heavily blotched creamy white. 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Persicaria runcinata travels underground but needs decent light, so being hemmed in by shrubs or paving should be enough to contain its spread. Mat Forming. Flowers crowded in stout, short spikes, pale to bright pink. In natural areas they can be a desirable component of the flora. • Hauser & Wirth Somerset. How Pale Smartweed is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. P. lapathifolium is extensively used as an insecticide in Bangladesh. 1.2-1.5m. Although it’s tempting to regard this species as a rather functional garden plant, it has fine decorative qualities. Tel 015395 52946, sussexprairies.co.uk, • Beth Chatto Nursery, Elmstead Market, Colchester,  Essex CO7 7DB. 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. Habitat: Shores, arable land, waste ground, gardens, rubbish tips, and roadsides. Persicaria lapathifolia is an annual herb with erect reddish stems with swollen joints, growing to a height of 20 to 80 cm (8 to 31 in). Persicaria: how to grow persicaria and the best cultivars. 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. 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. As in this example, there are usually dark blotches, often shaped rather like arrowheads, on the leaves of this annual plant. Similar Species. A common weed of cultivated land, avoiding shade. View now. 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. Persicaria is a versatile genus of perennials with late season, brightly coloured flower spikes on hearty green plants from July through to late October. However, these species can invade protected wetlands and agricultural systems. 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. Names of Pale Smartweed in various languages of the world are also given. Pale Persicaria Pale Persicaria - Persicaria lapathifolia. Names of Pale Smartweed in various languages of the world are also given. ID guidance. It is closely related to Persicaria maculosa and as such is considered a weed in Britain and Europe. 1.2m. 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. The stems are openly branched and often reddish. Flowers in dense spikes, dull greenish white, sometimes pinkish, stalks with yellowish glands. 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. AGM. Toxicity Another difference is the size of the seeds: Pale Smartweed has seeds up to 2 mm. 30cm. Smaller in stature than most Persicaria amplexicaulis cultivars. It is used in South East Asian cooking. 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. Species. 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. This selection by Dutch designer Piet Oudolf has extraordinarily vibrant colouring. From the leaves after fermentation, a blue dye is obtained (Chinese indigo), which is especially used for dyeing cotton. Persicaria lapathifolia (syn. Its foliage is semi-evergreen so it makes a fairly formidable groundcover plant. Another cultivar from Belgian designer Chris Ghyselen. Discover some of the most glorious gardens from around the world.Find out more, Already have an account with us? Ahmed et al. Redshank is believed to have arrived in Finland in ancient times (an archeophyte). Persicaria affinis is: Evergreen. From 30cm to 2.5m, Persicaria have a general preference for rich soil and sun, with a few exceptions, but most species are adaptable. The two species can hybridize. Redshank has been used as a medicinal herb to treat e.g. There are six stamens, two partially fused carpels and two styles. The leaves are dark green enlivened by pale midribs and a subtle pleating between the veins. You will be charmed by the bountiful long-blooming spikes of pale pink flowers of Mountain Fleece 'Rosea. The seed is carminative, diuretic and stimulant. 2.5m. subspecies ... Use our free mobile apps to identify images and record your counts and observations. The structures of the compounds were determined by high field 1H NMR and other spectroscopic techniques. A varied and versatile genus of around 100 species of robust and colourful perennials. Along with other members of the Polygonaceae family, they are commonly known as knotweed with the self-seeding Persicaria virginiana also known as jumpseed. Polygonum lapathifolium), known as pale persicaria,[2] is a plant of the family Polygonaceae. Persicaria pensylvanica NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. The stems are sometimes, but far from always, flushed with red - hence the common name. 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. There have been various opinions about how broadly the … A further Chris Ghyselen selection, with full-blooded, crimson flowers displayed on particularly substantial inflorescences. How Pale Smartweed is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. Words Rory Dusoir, photographs Dianna Jazwinski. 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. 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. A poultice of the plant is used in treating swollen and inflamed areas. Sign up to our newsletter. 60-90cm. A rather more subtle and interesting plant than it may first appear. Persicaria lapathifolia (syn. arundinacea ‘Transparent’ and Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’, which all have suitable vigour. 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. 1.5m. In general, the gardener’s problems when dealing with the genus are more likely to concern containment of growth rather than its encouragement. Their seeds are an important food source for many species of songbirds, waterfowl, and mammals, and the foliage provides cover for wildlife. [3][4], Persicaria lapathifolia is found in many parts of both the Old World and New World. 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). kingdom Plantae - plants » divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants » class Rosopsida - eudicots » order Caryophyllales » family Polygonaceae » genus Persicaria - Smartweed 70cm. How to grow Persicaria Persicaria cultivation. Persicaria lapathifolia is an erect, annual plant growing up to 180cm tall. 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. Similar Species. Its leaves are stomachic. It is a species complex made up of a great many varying forms, sometimes considered varieties. Is Lady's Thumb Edible?. [4][5][6][7][8] Many varietal and sub-specific names have been coined, as the plant is morphologically variable. Durslade Farm,  Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL. Runs at the root and may Tel 01749 814060, hauserwirth.com, • Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT. 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. One of the large number of Persicaria amplexicaulis cultivars selected and named by  the Belgian landscape architect Chris Ghyselen. Public Domain - Released by AnRo0002/via wikipedia - CC0 1.0 Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Author Rory Dusoir is a Kew-trained plantsman and garden writer. The species covered here are found in a wide area emanating from the Himalayan region, while Persicaria virginiana is widespread throughout eastern North America. Newsletter sign up form. 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. Both are summer annuals, growing to 5 ft tall (pale smartweed) or 3 ft (ladysthumb). Spelling per-sih-KAR-ee-uh pen-sill-VAN-ee-ka Description are found in pretty much every country worldwide languages the. Is also quite a rapid coloniser, forming a solid interlocking mat of running stems Leg: Seed sow. Nea Demetrias suburb, Volos city, Greece emergent aquatic to terrestrial.! 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