Persicaria minor (Huds.) Opiz, Seznam 72 1852. (syn: Peutalis minus (Huds.) Raf.; Polygonum minus Huds.);
Eurasia to NW. Pacific: Altay, Amur, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Caroline Is., Central European Rus, Chita, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Laos, Malaya, Marianas, Nepal, Netherlands, New Guinea, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Primorye, Romania, Solomon Is., South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Yugoslavia as per POWO;
Common name: Small Water-Pepper • Manipuri: চখোঙ মচা Chakhong-macha
Creeping herbs, rooting at nodes, glabrous. Leaves linear-lanceolate, scabrid below; ochrea 10 mm long, shortly bristled at mouth. Racemes to 3 cm long, cylindrical, terminal, panicled; bracts ovate, ciliate at mouth. Flowers closely packed; tepals 5, pink, ovate, obtuse, united at base; stamens 5. Nuts 1.5 x 1 mm, biconvex, ellipsoid, brown, shining.
Flowering and fruiting: January-March
Marshy areas in grasslands of the high ranges
Europe and Asia
Kalatope id Al221211: 3 correct images as above.
Is this Persicaria vivipara..??
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Height 12 inches
I don’t think this is Persicaria vivipara
… is right. This is not P. vivipara.
Providing links form flora of China for your convenience:
Just sorting through my files.. came across a few better photos of the same plant…
To me it looks like Polygonum sp.
Somehow I could feel that your both the sets are of two different species.
My thoughts are based on mainly with the variation in inflorescence and leaves. Please check this with the original photographs are see whether they are from the same place.
The first set (first mail), I think is Persicaria minor (Huds.) Opiz and the second set (in the later mail) could be Persicaria maculosa Gray . Please check with relevant references.
How thankful I am to you for catching the mistake….!! You are very right… I had made the mistake in gross ignorance and since my folders are jumbled up I did not notice it…
I appreciate your keen observation and think you are correct.
Persicaria minor (Huds.) Opiz
syn; polygonum minus Huds.
Looks like Persicaria minor, photographed along streams in Manali. Pl. validate