Data about <i>Bistorta bistortoides</i>

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Distribution

 
native range includes
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Canada
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
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Lower 48 United States of America
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
 
geographic distribution
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North America - Canada
Missouri Botanical Garden  
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North America - Canada - Newfoundland
Missouri Botanical Garden  
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North America - United States
Missouri Botanical Garden  
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North America - United States - Alaska
Missouri Botanical Garden  
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North America - United States - Arizona
Missouri Botanical Garden  
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North America - United States - California
Missouri Botanical Garden  
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North America - United States - New Mexico
Missouri Botanical Garden  

Physical Description

 
flower color
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white
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leaf color
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green
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plant height median
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1.5 ft mature
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fruit or seed color
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brown
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growth habit
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forb/herb
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forb/herb
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
 
shape
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erect
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primary growth form
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rhizomatous
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carbon-to-nitrogen ratio
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low (<23)
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foliage texture
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medium
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Ecology

 
frost free days min
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80 days
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precipitation tolerance min
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10 inch
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precipitation tolerance max
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30 inch
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soil depth min
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16 inch
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
 
low temperature tolerance min
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-38 degrees Fahrenheit
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habitat
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glacier
Environments - EOL project  
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meadow
Environments - EOL project  
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meadow
Environments - EOL project  
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mountain
Environments - EOL project  
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mountain
Environments - EOL project  
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national park
Environments - EOL project  
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slope
Environments - EOL project  
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stream bank
Environments - EOL project  
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swamp
Environments - EOL project  
 
habitat includes
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non-marine
IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  
 
wetland indicator status (NWPL)
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facultative wetland
National Wetland Plant List  
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facultative wetland
National Wetland Plant List  
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obligate wetland
National Wetland Plant List  
 
elevation measurement
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1,280 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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2,134 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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2,134 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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2,195 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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2,286 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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2,286 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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2,400 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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2,743 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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3,383 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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3,962 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
 
fire resistance
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is not fire resistant
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allelopathic effect
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no known allelopathy
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soil requirements
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adapted to coarse textured soils
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adapted to medium textured soils
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not adapted to fine textured soils
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anaerobic soil tolerance
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medium (normal)
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drought tolerance
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none
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calcareous soil tolerance
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low tolerance
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moisture use
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high
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salt tolerance
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none
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shade tolerance
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low tolerance
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Life History and Behavior

 
life cycle habit
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perennial
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shedability
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deciduous
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bloom period
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mid spring
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active growth period
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spring and summer
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growth rate
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moderate
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after harvest regrowth rate
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slow
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life span
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moderate life span
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grass growth type
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not a low growing grass
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resprout ability after clipping
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will not resprout
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germination requirements
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cold stratification not required
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fire tolerance
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low tolerance
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fruit/seed abundance
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medium
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seed period end
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summer
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seed period begin
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summer
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fruit/seed persistence
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fruit/seed is not persistent
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seeds per pound average
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125,000
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seed spread rate
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slow
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seedling survival
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medium
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vegetative spread rate
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moderate
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Physiology and Cell Biology

 
soil pH min
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6.5
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
 
soil pH max
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8
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nitrogen fixation
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none
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primary macronutrient requirements
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medium
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Conservation

 
extinction status
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extant
IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

 
livestock bloat potential
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none
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horticulture
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flower is conspicuous
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fruit/seed is not conspicuous
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is not fall conspicuous
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not suitable for the coppice method of silviculture
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foliage porosity winter
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porous
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foliage porosity summer
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moderately porous
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human/livestock toxicity
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none
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hedge tolerance
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none
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planting density min
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2,700 per acre
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planting density max
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4,800 per acre
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commercial availability
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no known source
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plant propagation method
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not propogated by bare root
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not propogated by bulbs
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not propogated by container
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not propogated by corms
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not propogated by cuttings
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not propogated by sod
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not propogated by tubers
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propogated by seed
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propogated by sprigs
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grain type
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is not a small grain
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uses
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no berries, nuts, seeds, or fruits palatable to humans
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not suitable as berry/nut/seed product
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not suitable as Christmas tree product
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not suitable as lumber product
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not suitable as nursery stock product
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not suitable as post product
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not suitable as pulpwood product
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not suitable as veneer product
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not suitable for naval store products
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not used as fodder product
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Database and Repository Coverage

 
type specimen repository
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National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM)
National Museum of Natural History Collections  
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National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM)
National Museum of Natural History Collections  
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National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM)
National Museum of Natural History Collections  

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