Taxon  Report   10791 
Bistorta bistortoides  (Pursh) Small
American bistort
Bistorta bistortoides
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Bistorta bistortoides
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Bistorta bistortoides
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Bistorta bistortoides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bistorta bistortoides
© 2003 Michael Charters
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Bistorta
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, meadows [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
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TJM2: Polygonum bistortoides
More information about  Bistorta bistortoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POBI6)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 28, 2016).

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