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WATER-PEPPER Persicaria hydropiper (Polygonaceae) Height to 70cm. Upright, branched annual, characteristic of damp, bare ground such as winter-wet ruts, and shallow water. FLOWERS are pale pink and borne in long spikes that droop at the tip (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are small and nut-like. LEAVES are narrow and oval, with a peppery taste when chewed. STATUS-Widespread and common, except in the N.
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WATER-PEPPER Persicaria hydropiper (Polygonaceae) Height to 70cm. Upright, branched annual, characteristic of damp, bare ground such as winter-wet ruts, and shallow water. FLOWERS are pale pink and borne in long spikes that droop at the tip (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are small and nut-like. LEAVES are narrow and oval, with a peppery taste when chewed. STATUS-Widespread and common, except in the N.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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