Persicaria orientalis (L.) Spach (syn: Polygonum orientale L.), growing in moist areas, sometimes grown as ornamental. Photographed from Hazuribagh garden in Srinagar on June 16, 2010.
English: Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Prince's-feather, Princess-feather
Chinese: Hong liao
French: Renouée orientale
Beng: Bara pani mirch
Eaten as pot-herb; used as tonic and vulnerary. Concentrated infusion poisonous to fish. Nuts used for tubercular swellings and flatulence.
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