White and pink Persicaria capitata flowers with red stems and red and green leaves
Persicaria capitata

Colombia has eight native species of the genus Polygonum, but this is not one of them. Naturalized in Colombia between 3,500 and 9,000 feet. Photographed in Bogotá.

Persicaria capitata red leaves and white flowers sprawling over rocks next to a stream
A Persicaria capitata with white flowers growing in between a ground-cover of ice plants