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Alpine Bistort
Bistorta vivipara
(formerly Polygonum viviparum)

Alpine Bistort (Bistorta vivipara) Other scientific names: Polygonum viviparum

Family: Smartweed Family (Polygonaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Entire

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 192   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 48 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Alpine Bistort (Bistorta vivipara)

The flower stalk of Alpine Bistort.

Alpine Bistort (Bistorta vivipara)

An Alpine Bistort plant.

Alpine Bistort (Bistorta vivipara)

Alpine Bistort in its habitat.

Range map for Alpine Bistort (Bistorta vivipara)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)