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Persicaria bistorta (L.) Samp.

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    Persicaria bistorta: Brief Summary
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    Persicaria bistorta (bistort, common bistort, European bistort or meadow bistort) or Bistorta officinalis is a species of flowering plant in the dock family Polygonaceae native to Europe and north and west Asia. The generic placement of this species is in flux. While treated here in Persicaria, it has also been placed in Polygonum or Bistorta. Other common names include snakeroot, snake-root, snakeweed and Easter-ledges.

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