Polygonum orientale L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Polygonum orientale L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect, branching, pubescent annual to 2.5 m; lvs ovate, broadly rounded at base; ocreae villous, ciliate, often with a spreading, herbaceous collar; infl large; peduncles densely hairy; racemes commonly drooping, dense, cylindric, 3–8 cm, fls rose to crimson; achenes flat, lenticular, 2.8–3.5 mm, about as wide, beakless, smooth and shining; 2n=22, 24. Native of India, often escaped in waste places near gardens. (Persicaria o.)

  • Common Names

    prince's feather