Recognise Persicaria maculosa

16th August 2021

Recognise Persicaria maculosa

Persicaria maculosa or Redshank is an annual weed which can turn up on waste, cultivated and open ground - it is native to the UK and northern Europe. It is particularly common on moist, rich soils which are low in lime.  It is important to control it before it seeds  - the seeds can remain viable in soil for 45 years -  but it is quite easy to hoe off or handweed it .

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