Persicaria lapathifolia (POLYGONACEAE) Pale Smartweed, Curlytop Knotweed

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Persicaria lapathifolia – pale smartweed – possibly native or naturalised in South-East Queensland. Erect or ascending annual or biennial, herb, 0.8–1.8 m high. Flowers are white, pink, August to May. Sandy mud, black mud, coarse clay loam. Damp situations, floodplains, margins of pools, creeks and rivers.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Flowers Close-up

Photo taken under Walton Bridge In Walton Bridge Reserve The Gap Brisbane.
Photo: Robert Whyte