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Q.I do not recognise this plant that has appeared in one of my pots. Can you help please

Zone Epsom Surrey | Anonymous added on July 11, 2020 | Answered

No flowers at the moment, but each leaf has a small darker shaded imprint of what looks like a maple leaf. Leaves are thin and smooth.

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Answered on July 14, 2020

It's an annual weed, Persicaria maculosa, the dark spot is the giveaway. Seeds remain in soil all winter and sprout in spring.


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