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Persicaria affinis

Knotweed

Himalayan native. Spreading plant to 1 ft. high, 2 ft. or more wide. Deep green, lance-shaped, finely ...

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Persicaria amplexicaulis

Persicaria amplexicaulis

Knotweed

Himalayan native. Forms a big clump to 4 ft. tall and wide when plants are in flower. Medium green lea...

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Persicaria bistorta 'Superba', photo courtesy of Susan A. Roth

Persicaria bistorta

Knotweed

Native to Eurasia. Makes aclump to 2 1/2 ft. high and 3 ft.wide, with large leaves. Tight,2–3-in. spik...

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Persicaria capitata

Knotweed

Himalayan native. Tough, trailing ground cover 3–6 in. high; spreads indefinitely both by rootin...

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Persicaria vacciniifolia

Himalayan native. Prostrate plant forms a foliage mat to 3 in. high, trailing to 2 ft. or wider. Slend...

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Persicaria virginiana ‘Painter’s Palette’

Persicaria virginiana

Knotweed

Native to eastern North America, east Asia. To 2–4 ft. tall, spreading indefinitely by creeping ...

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Persimmon (American)

American persimmon

Native to the eastern United States. The plant grows 15 to 30 ft. tall (or more) and about as wide. Ha...

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Japanese Persimmon

Persimmon (Japanese)

Persimmon (Oriental)

Native to Japan and China. This tree grows 30 ft. tall (or more) and at least as wide. Has a handsome ...

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Petasites japonicus, photo courtesy of Mark Turner

Petasites japonicus

Japanese Coltsfoot

Native to Japan, China, Korea. This giant perennial, sometimes called fuki in the Northwest (butterbur...

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Petrea volubilis

Queen’s wreath

Woody vine native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Twines to 20–40 ft. but can e...

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Petroselinum crispum crispum

Curley Parsley

From southern Europe. This kind, which is used mostly in garnishes, grows 6 to 12 in. tall and wide, a...

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Flat-leafed parsley

Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum

Flat-leafed Parsley

Flat-leafed parsley grows to 2 to 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide; it is considered more flavorful than curl...

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