Posted: 26/07/2016 at 16:40
As Ladybird says, Persicaria maculosa aka Redshank and lots of other names
It is edible and related to buckwheat. It's one of those plants that can vary quite a bit in its appearance, but when you know it as well as I do you know what it is.
It's another of those wild plants I recognise straight away as I hand-hoed many of them out of sugar beet fields on the family farm in my youth.
Last edited: 26 July 2016 16:42:13