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Polygonum bistortoides Pursh
AMERICAN BISTORT
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Polygonum bistortoides, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Polygonum bistortoides, whole plant - in flower - general view

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Polygonum bistortoides, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Polygonum bistortoides, whole plant - in flower - general view
Polygonum bistortoides, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Polygonum bistortoides, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

Polygonum bistortoides, stem - showing leaf bases
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Polygonum bistortoides, stem - showing leaf bases
Polygonum bistortoides, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Polygonum bistortoides, leaf - basal or on lower stem

Polygonum bistortoides, stem - showing leaf bases
© Copyright Steve Baskauf, 2002-2011 · 4
Polygonum bistortoides, stem - showing leaf bases

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena subtilis @ BBSL (1)
Apidae  Bombus morrisoni @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Bombus sylvicola @ I_STA (2)
Megachilidae  Osmia densa @ BBSL (2)

Osmia phaceliae @ BBSL (1)

Osmia raritatis @ BBSL (2)
Microbotryaceae  Sphacelotheca borealis @ BPI (2)

Sphacelotheca hydropiperis @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ovularia bistortae @ BPI (1)

Ovularia polygoni-alpini @ BPI (1)

Ovularia rigidula @ BPI (2)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia bistortae @ BPI (54)

Puccinia polygoni-amphibii @ BPI (1)

Puccinia polygoni-vivipari @ BPI (1)
Scrophulariaceae  Castilleja miniata @ I_STA (2)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago hydropiperis @ BPI (1)
_  Bostrichonema alpestre @ BPI (4)

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Polygonum bistortoides Pursh
American bistort

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General Information
Symbol: POBI6
Group: Dicot
Family: Polygonaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . West Region, Sacramento. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California . ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements .

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California . ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CO, Rocky Mountain National Park. 1987. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Alpine Co. 1993. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, OR, Harney Co., Steens Mountain. July 31, 2010. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, OR, Harney Co., Steens Mountain. July 31, 2010. Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
BIBI5 Bistorta bistortoides (Pursh) Small
PEBI5 Persicaria bistortoides (Pursh) H. Hinds
POBIL Polygonum bistortoides Pursh var. linearifolium (S. Watson) Small
POBIO Polygonum bistortoides Pursh var. oblongifolium (Meisn.) H. St. John
POCE5 Polygonum cephalophorum Greene
POGL12 Polygonum glastifolium Greene
POVU4 Polygonum vulcanicum Greene

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Polygonales
Family Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Genus Polygonum L. – knotweed
Species Polygonum bistortoides Pursh – American bistort

Subordinate Taxa

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Synonyms

BIBI5   Bistorta bistortoides (Pursh) Small

North America
Arid West FACW
Great Plains OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW

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Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
American Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 1202 0952 [detail]
© 1987 Gary A. Monroe

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
American Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 1207 0213 [detail]
© 2007 Neal Kramer

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
Western Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 0906 0187 [detail]
© 2006 Matt Below

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
Western Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 0707 1638 [detail]
© 2007 Matt Below

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
ID: 0000 0000 1008 1704 [detail]
© 2008 Trent M. Draper

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
Meadow Bistort
(shown with Camassia quamash ssp. quamash )
ID: 0000 0000 1209 1411 [detail]
© 2009 Barry Breckling

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
American Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 0412 1506 [detail]
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
American Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 0412 1507 [detail]
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
Meadow Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 0915 1365 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
American Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 0216 2532 [detail]
© 2016 Steven Thorsted

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum bistortoides
American Bistort
(shown with Lupine sp )
ID: 0000 0000 0216 2533 [detail]
© 2016 Steven Thorsted

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