Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Delarbre, Fl. Auvergne ed. 2: 518 1800. (syn: Persicaria acris Gilib. (Unresolved); Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Opiz; Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach; Persicaria hydropiper var. diffusa Kitag.; Persicaria hydropiper var. vulgaris (Meisn.) Ohki; Persicaria urens Garsault [Invalid]; Persicaria vernalis Nakai; Peutalis hydropiper Raf. (Unresolved); Polygonum hecasanthum Schur (Unresolved); Polygonum hydropiper L.; Polygonum hydropiper var. longistachyum Y.L. Chang & S.X. Li; Polygonum hydropiper var. projectum Stanford;  Polygonum hydropiper var. vulgare Meisn.; Polygonum koreense Nakai; Polygonum obtusifolium Schur (Unresolved); Polygonum oleraceum Schur (Unresolved); Polygonum schinzii J. Schust.);
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Polygonaceae Fortnight: Persicaria lapathifolia from Kashmir-pl validate-GSMAY37 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Perhaps Persicaria lapathifolia, photographed along Nagin Lake in Kashmir, please validate.

As per my observations, inflorescence are densely flowered and not interrupted in P. lapathifolia.
I would rather go with P. hydropiper here.
Comments are welcome.

Thanks …
Good that I am uploading plants from different places separately, especially when there is some doubt.


Polygonaceae Fortnight : 1 – 14 May 2014 : Persicaria hydropiper : Pahalgam,Kashmir : 140514 : AK-15 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Seen in Pahalgam, during visit in Sept, 2011.

Glabrous stem, lax inflorescence with white to pink perianth pointing to P. hydropiper.

Wild Plant for ID : Pahalgam : 191112 : AK-2: Picture taken on 8/9/2011 in Pahalgam.
Seen growing wild by the roadside.

May be Polygonum hydropiper L.

Yes Persicaria hydropiper (syn: Polygonum hydropiper).






Hooghly Today : Persicaria hydropiper L. :  Attachments (8). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Excellent photographs of both flora and the insect.






Hooghly today – Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach :  Attachments (10). 1 post by 1 author.
This seems to be Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach

Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach
Persicaria hydropiper L.
Photographed from Manali


HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation – Persicaria hydropiper :: ARKDEC-37 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).
Requesting to please validate ID of this Persicaria captured near Manali, HP in October 2014.
I hope this is Persicaria hydropiper (based on FoI pics).

In old threads I have been told that P. hydropiper has lax flowered inflorescence. FoC or FoP also supports that. Yet overall looks of this plant is like that of P. hydropier – Please ensure leaf base is cuneate which is not clear in the attached pictures.

Thanks … for the info….
I am uploading a cropped pic of the leaf base…
Attachments (1)

Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach (accepted name) ??? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Kurintar, Nepal
Date : 12 April 2012
Altitude : 900 ft.

Is ID correct?

I also think, these appear closer to images at Persicaria hydropiper

Nepali Names : पिरे Pire / रत्नाउलो Ratnaaulo


Manali, Himachal Pradesh on October 22, 2009; Bhadreshwar, Hooghly, West Bengal: 15/12/2007; Persicaria hydropiper from Manali – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Persicaria hydropiper ABAUG2017/39 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (14)

These plants are flanking the roadside wherever there is running rainwater. The plants I photographed are growing next to cultivated fields. These are about three-feet tall and growing in clusters. I think this is Persicaria hydropiper but I am not entirely sure. Please advise.

Persicaria hydropiper?
Near Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
1800m approx.
26 August 2017

Your efforts to bring out such details are really to be admired.