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PALE PERSICARIA Persicaria lapathifolia (Polygonaceae) Height to 60cm. Upright or sprawling annual. Similar to Redshank but stems are usually greenish and hairy. Found on disturbed ground and arable field margins. FLOWERS are greenish white and borne in terminal spikes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are nut-like. LEAVES are narrow and oval. STATUS-Widespread and generally common throughout.