pink headed knot weed
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
Terrestrial. Favours dry banks in full sun (DoC, 1998). Problem only in open rocky areas; requires full light (Cameron 1996).
Trailing plant, often used as garden ground cover. Fine hairs on leaves and stems, giving distinctive red colour and pattern. Distinctive pink flower heads, numerous, over long season, about 1.5cm across (DoC, 1998).
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Warm temperate Himalaya
persicaria: Medieval name referring to the likeness of the leaves to a peach tree
capitata: From the Latin capitus ‘head’, with a knob-like head or tip
Reason For Introduction