Persicaria alpina

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPolygonaceaePersicariaPersicaria alpina


A large, well-branched perennial herb, rarely grown in gardens but naturalised on river shingle, roadside verges and waste ground in a few localities. Reproduction is by rhizomatous spread. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the mountains of S., C. & E. Europe and Asia.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Jalas & Suominen (1979)
Lousley (1976b)
Lousley JE, Kent DH
1981.  Docks and knotweeds of the British Isles. Botanical Society of the British Isles Handbook no. 3.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.