60. Persicaria campanulata (J.D. Hooker) Ronse Decraene POLYGONACEAE

This pink-flowered herbaceous plant is native to the Sino-Himalaya from Uttarakhand eastwards to western Yunnan. It was first found by Joseph Hooker in 1848 on the border of Eastern Nepal and Sikkim, and introduced to cultivation, via the Calcutta Botanic Garden, as a choice garden plant. It first flowered in a British garden in 1910, but has since escaped and become naturalised – especially in western Scotland, the West Country of England and in South-West Ireland.

Hand coloured lithograph from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine t. 9098

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19220115
    Scientific Name:Koenigia campanulata (Hook.f.) T.M.Schust. & Reveal
    Family:Polygonaceae
    Genus:Koenigia
    Epithet:campanulata
    Collector:Cave, George H.
    Origin:India, Bangladesh & Pakistan:Bengal, W:Darjeeling
    Plant:19220115A
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19220115C
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/W07/ZZZ010
    Plant:19220115B
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
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     Location: 55.964259874,-3.207450818