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Buds and flowers of the Lady's thumbThe lady's thumb (Polygonum persicaria) is another plant that can be used as a tasteful addition to a pet bird's diet. As you can see in the figure below, the long narrow leafs show some irregularly shaped black dots. Up to 100 cm is the height this plant can reach. In Central Europe, Lady's thumb flowers from July to September, the colour of the inflorescence varies from white to pink. Ripe seeds can be found from August to October. Most pet birds love the tiny seeds because of their nutty taste.

Some leaves of the Lady's thumb have black spots
Some leaves of the lady's thumb have black spots

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