Persicaria praetermissa

Common name: 

Spotted Knotweed

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTUVWXZ) also NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Swampy areas and margins of slow-flowing rivers1

Flower description:

Pink or white1


Scrambling perennial with stems to 1 m long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are hastate at the base (abruptly split into two lobes)

Image of Persicaria praetermissa
Image of Persicaria praetermissa
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria