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
Genus: Bistorta
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, meadows
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Polygonum bistortoides
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TJM2: Polygonum bistortoides
More information about  Bistorta bistortoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 17, 2018).

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