West Highland Flora

Alpine Bistort


Persicaria vivipara

Former name: Polygonum viviparum

Persicaria vivipara

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Jun 2003 Suardal, Skye
Flowering part (not bulbils) 14 mm high

Occasional in hills on damp grassy or stony ground.

Flowers 3-4 mm long.  Plant typically 15 cm high, smaller on high tops.

ID: Flowers in the top half of the spike and purple bulbils in the lower half, or bulbils only in mountain-top plants.

Other features: Leaves narrow, tapering to base, their stalks not winged, arising from conspicuous joints with brown sheathing stipules. Stems unbranched.

 

Persicaria vivipara

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Jun 2003 Suardal, Skye
Flowering part (not bulbils)
14 mm high

  Persicaria vivipara

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

 

Persicaria vivipara

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2002 Geilo, Norway

 

Persicaria vivipara

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Jul 2003 Storr, Skye
 

  Persicaria vivipara

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Jul 2003 Storr, Skye
Spike of bulbils 2 cm high

Plant with bulbils only, on exposed high
ground
 


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