West Highland Flora

Bistort


Persicaria bistorta

Former name: Polygonum bistorta

Persicaria bistorta

Photo Carl Farmer
11 May 2002 Inverness

Uncommon as a native plant; sometimes found as a garden escape, such plants are often more robust than the native ones.

Flower spike 10-15 mm in diameter.  Pictures show spike in bud, don't yet have pictures of flowers which are bright pink.

ID: Many of the leaves have basal lobes (i.e heart-shaped bases), upper half of leaf-stalks winged.

Other features: Flowers have five pink petals, no sepals.  Stems unbranched.

 

  Persicaria bistorta

Photo Carl Farmer
11 May 2002 Inverness

 
     
     
  Persicaria bistorta

Photo Carl Farmer
11 May 2002 Inverness

 
     
     

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