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 rivers 1

Flower Description:

Pink or white 1


Scrambling perennial with stems to 1 m long 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

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


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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