OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Persicaria orientalis   FAMILY Polygonaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum orientale   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-010:
Polygonum orientale   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Prince's Feather, Prince's-plume


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image of Persicaria orientalis, Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Prince's Feather, Prince's-plume

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_peor9_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Persicaria orientalis   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum orientale   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-010:
Polygonum orientale   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

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3187

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in barnyards, disturbed areas, garden edges, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems, petioles and leaves unarmed

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Deep pink/ Red
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Inflorescence spikelike, uninterrupted

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Nutlet

 

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