Flora of Northern Ireland
Persicaria maculosa
© Graham Day
Persicaria maculosa
(Map updated: March 2008)

Also known as 'redleg', both names referring to the reddish coloration of the stems. It is a native annual species bearing spikes of small pinkish flowers which is very common on agricultural land and in ditches, on streamsides and other damp lowland situations.

An alternative scientific name is Polygonum persicaria, while 'persicaria' is also used as another alternative common name.

All names: Persicaria maculosa Gray; Polygonum persicaria L.