Taxon  Report   10791    
Bistorta bistortoides  (Pursh) Small
American bistort
Bistorta bistortoides
© 2003 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Bistorta bistortoides
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Bistorta bistortoides
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Bistorta bistortoides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Bistorta bistortoides
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Polygonum bistortoides

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Polygonum bistortoides
ICPN: Persicaria bistortoides
More information about  Bistorta bistortoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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