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Scientific Name: Persicaria affinis
Pronunciation: pur-sih-KAIR-ee-uh uh-FINE-iss
Common Name: dwarf fleeceflower , Himalayan knotweed
Family Name: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Dense low ground cover with (3-)6(-10) cm, spatulate; leaves mid-green with a strong, creamy midrib, petioles short; florets in a 5-7 cm long pink raceme in summer.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include P. 'Border Jewel'.
dwarf fleeceflower , Himalayan knotweed
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Colour in Fall: Dark-red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike-like, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Five, petal-like sepals

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - above ground parts, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZS) GAZebo South
(SGL) Sendell Gardens, Langley
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