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Polygonum bistorta L.
MEADOW BISTORT
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Polygonum bistorta
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Polygonum bistorta

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Polygonum bistorta
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Polygonum bistorta

Polygonum bistorta
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Polygonum bistorta

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Alcyoniidae  Rhytisma bistortae @ BPI (2)
Cryptomycetaceae  Pseudorhytisma bistortae @ BPI (2)
Dermateaceae  Pseudopeziza bistortae @ BPI (15)
Microbotryaceae  Sphacelotheca borealis @ BPI (7)

Sphacelotheca hydropiperis @ BPI (4)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ovularia bistortae @ BPI (18)

Septoria polygonorum @ BPI (8)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia bistortae @ BPI (127)

Puccinia cari-bistortae @ BPI (8)

Puccinia imperatoriae-mamillata @ BPI (2)

Puccinia mammillata @ BPI (30)

Puccinia mei-mamillata @ BPI (2)

Puccinia polygoni-vivipari @ BPI (3)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago bistortarum @ BPI (67)

Ustilago candollei @ BPI (3)

Ustilago marginalis @ BPI (31)

Ustilago pustulata @ BPI (10)
_  Bostrichonema alpestre @ BPI (13)

Bostrichonema polygoni @ BPI (3)

Caeoma bistortae @ BPI (2)

Spilosticta bistortae @ BPI (4)

Uredo marginalis @ BPI (1)

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Polygonum bistorta L.
meadow bistort

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General Information
Symbol: POBI5
Group: Dicot
Family: Polygonaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
CAN   I,N
L48   I,N
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
BIOF Bistorta officinalis Delarbre meadow bistort

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 bistorta L. – meadow bistort

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Polygonum bistorta . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Polygonum bistorta</i>
L. var. <i>
bistorta </i>
Polygonum bistorta var. bistorta
meadow bistort Distribution of <i>
Polygonum bistorta</i>
L. var. <i>
plumosum</i>
(Small) B. Boivin
Polygonum bistorta var. plumosum
meadow bistort

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Synonyms

BIOF   Bistorta officinalis Delarbre

North America
Northcentral & Northeast FACW

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Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (POBI5)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low

Sources

Quinlan, S.E., and S. Cuccarese. 2004. Native Alaskan and exotic plants used by wildlife . Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Anchorage.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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Number of matches : 13
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Polygonum bistorta%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
Meadow Bistort
ID: 1338 3161 0872 0060 [detail]
Dr. Robert T. and Margaret Orr
© 2004 California Academy of Sciences

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
Common Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 1105 1292 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
Common Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 1105 1293 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
Common Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 1105 1294 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
Common Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 1105 1295 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
Common Bistort
ID: 0000 0000 1105 1296 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2570 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2571 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1408 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1409 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
Pink Plume
ID: 1342 3162 2247 0071 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
ID: 0000 0000 1013 1445 [detail]
© 2013 John Doyen

Polygonum bistorta
Polygonum bistorta
ID: 0000 0000 1013 1446 [detail]
© 2013 John Doyen

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