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Common Bistort

Common Bistort (Polygonum bistorta)

Pale pink flowers form a dense spike at the end of the flowering stem. Patch forming perennial common on damp roadside verges and hay meadows. Used in Cumbria for a traditional herb pudding - Easter ledges.



Other names: Easter ledges, Pudding dock.

Height: 100 cm

Altitude limit: 430m above Garrigill