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Rose Carpet Knotweed   
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Rose Carpet Knotweed
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Rose Carpet Knotweed • Nepali: पुलुंगे झाड़ Pulunge jhaar
Botanical name: Polygonum vacciniifolium    Family: Polygonaceae (Knotweed family)
Synonyms: Bistorta vaccinifolia, Persicaria vaccinifolia

Rose-carpet knotweed is a gregarious low trailing herb that quickly covers the ground and rocks. Leaves ovate 1-2 cm, blue-green beneath. Flowers pink, in dense cylindrical erect clusters. Flowers 3-4 mm across. Trailing stems are red in color. This is a valuable ground-cover plant, of value for its early autumn flowering, and will scramble over rocks and wall edges quite happily. Native to the Himalayas, Kashmir to Bhutan.

Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.
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