Calflora
Taxon  Report   10791 
Bistorta bistortoides  (Pursh) Small
American bistort
Bistorta bistortoides
© 2003 Michael Charters
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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.

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Bistorta bistortoides
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Bistorta
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, meadows
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Polygonum bistortoides
Alternate Names:
(according to)

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 PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POBI6)

Search efloras.org (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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 18, 2018).

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