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Persicaria maculosa_12-08-25_0002

Observed: 25th August 2012 By: PaulChallinorPaulChallinor’s reputation in PlantsPaulChallinor’s reputation in PlantsPaulChallinor’s reputation in PlantsPaulChallinor’s reputation in Plants
Persicaria maculosa_12-08-25_0002
Persicaria maculosa_12-08-25_0004
Description:

observed growing in the hedgeroom to the entrance to the Newport Wetlands Reserve.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Amphibious Bistort (Persicaria amphibia) interacts

Comments

PaulChallinor's picture

Orphys -

This was not in an aquaatic environment, but on a very hedgerow. Is it possible to be Persicaria amphibia. I'm new to this so your help is greatfully appreciated.

ophrys's picture

Habit

I was going on the rather stiff, upright habit. Amphibious Bistort has a very different appearance in its terrestrial form, so it could well be this species.

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PaulChallinor's picture

Aha - I didn't think there

Aha - I didn't think there was a terrestial form. I'm taking this too literally! Thanks as ever for the pointers.

Amadan's picture

This one has caught me out -

in the past (not that this is difficult to do!)
The "terrestrial" form is quite different to the aquatic one.

cicuta58's picture

Amphibia

The name comes from the same root as for amphibians like frogs which live both on land and in water.

cicuta58