Definition of Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate
1. Noun. Annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America.
Group relationships: Genus Polygonum, Polygonum
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate
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1. Flower Gardening by Henry Sherman Adams (1913)
"... for example, in preference to welcome- home-husband-be-he-never-so-drunk and prince's feather (Polygonum orientale) to kiss-me-over-the- garden-gate. ..."
2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... L. kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate;Prince's-feather Herbaceous annual Cultivated and occasionally escaped to cultivated fields, roadsides and waste ground. ..."