Persicaria orientalis (L.) Spach
Common Name: PRINCE'S FEATHER, KISS-ME-OVER-THE-GARDEN-GATE
Synonym: Polygonum orientale
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Polygonum orientale of Michigan Flora.

A native of Asia with deep rose-purple flowers, cultivated as a garden annual and occasionally escaping to vacant lots, dumps, river banks, and disturbed places. First collected in 1866 in Washtenaw Co. The summits of the ocreae often have green herbaceous lobes.

Locations

Genesee County
Gratiot County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Oakland County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2287.