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Persica maculosa previously known as Polygonum persicaria


A weed in all spring crops. Found in heavy, damp soils.

1. The cotyledons are lance-shaped and borne on a red to crimson stem.

2. The first true leaf is broad, smooth and dark green, often tinged with red.

3. Later leaves have a thick black blotch in the centre of the blade. An annual of upright growth habit, with small spikes of pink seed-like flowers.