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Polygonum bistorta (Meadow bistort)
Lytle, Melody

Polygonum bistorta

Polygonum bistorta L.

Meadow Bistort

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Bistorta officinalis

USDA Symbol: POBI5

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), AK (N), CAN (NI)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple


USA: AK , MA , ME , VT

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygonum bistorta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygonum bistorta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygonum bistorta


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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