Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Redshank
Persicaria maculosa
of the Dock family
a perennial
20 -80 cm high
blooms June - October
likes bare, waste and cultivated ground
can be seen throughout the Park.



   
Redshank is also known as Heartweed, Lady's Thumb, Perpicaria, Redleg and Willowweed. It is a pest plant to farmers and gardeners. It is usually the first plant to germinate from new soil used when constructing a new garden.