Red Shank (Persicaria maculosa)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Persicaria maculosa Accepted
Polygonum persicaria Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Other info: Reseeds easily and can become invasive
Pollinators: Self
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
not P. maculosa by bamira Jul 28, 2015 2:33 PM 0
Unknown Plant/Weed by Laoshi Aug 9, 2017 8:50 PM 4
Please help me ID this plant with black patterns on its leaves by Dust8103 Aug 8, 2017 7:38 AM 8
ID by leaves and stem--no flowers by joannakat Aug 3, 2017 2:34 PM 8
Plant one of two I need identifying in UK by becn0ir Jul 7, 2017 8:31 PM 2
What is it? by kevn Jun 26, 2016 7:27 PM 3
(Persicaria maculosa) by Catmint20906 Jul 4, 2015 12:08 PM 2
(Persicaria) and (Ambrosia); for ID by Sekreuz Jul 28, 2015 4:03 PM 14
Is this a houseplant growing outside? by Natalie Jul 27, 2014 7:31 PM 26
Persicaria? Which one? by SongofJoy Jan 10, 2013 1:40 PM 6

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