Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray

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Synonyms: Polygonum lapathifolium L. subsp. maculatum (Gray) Dyer & Trin.
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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Introduced?
Description:
Robust erect semi aquatic annual herb, up to 3 m.
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Habitat: Naturalized in wet places or riverbanks and around dams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 17 May 2008
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 291. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 93.


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Flora of Botswana: Persicaria lapathifolia
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Flora of Mozambique: Persicaria lapathifolia
Flora of Zambia: Persicaria lapathifolia

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African Plant Database: Persicaria lapathifolia
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Ispot Southern Africa : Persicaria lapathifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Persicaria lapathifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Persicaria lapathifolia
Tropicos: Persicaria lapathifolia
West African Plants database: Persicaria lapathifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Persicaria lapathifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121820, retrieved 26 June 2016

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