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Bistorta vivipara (L.) Delarbre
Polygonum viviparum L.

7 photos.
Generally an alpine species, although occasionally found at lower elevations, it is commonly
referred to as the "alpine bistort" or "serpent grass".

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 823849








1.  Mid-August.  This is probably the red
color variation which has begun to dry out.

2.  Late June.  Several spikes

3.  Late June.  Close-up view of a spike.  The
lower structures on the stem are bulbets
which may drop off to become new plants.

4.  Late June.  A large group of plants.

5.  Late June.  The entire plant with root and
basal leaves.

6.  August 5, 2009.  Lower stem with
basal leaves and bulbets.

7.  August 5, 2009.  Closer view of bulbets.

Photo 1 taken on Eagle Summit
at the Pinnell trailhead.
65° 29.085' N, 145° 24.987' W
Elev. 3650 ft.

Photos 2-5 taken on the Central
side of Eagle Summit.
65°  30.08' N,   145°  22.84' W
Elev. 3700 ft.

Photos 6 and 7 taken on
Twelvemile Summit.
65°  23.84' N,   145°  59.36' W
Elev. 3150 ft.