Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09789 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polygonum viviparum L.
Common name   alpine bistort
J.G. Harris   3692  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 25 July 2004 
Northwest Territories
Locality Cape Bathurst Peninsula, ca 10 km SSW of Cape Bathurst.
     Elev.: 16 ft. (5 m.)
Habitat Notes frost heaves on ice wedge polygons, arctic tundra. 
Latitude Longitude 70° 29'  39" N, 128° 5'  0.01" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Polygonum viviparum L.

     Bistorta vivipara (L.) S.F. Gray
     Polygonum fugax Small
     Polygonum macounii Small ex Macoun
     Polygonum viviparum var. alpinum Wahlenb.
     Polygonum viviparum var. macounii (Small ex Macoun) HultÚn

Common Name(s): alpine bistort, serpent-grass, viviparous bistort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20864, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Polygonum
                                        Species: Polygonum viviparum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09789s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00034s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06916s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07091s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07612s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08052s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09712 Alopecurus alpinus  var. alpinus   "alpine foxtail" same section
09833 Androsace chamaejasme  var. arctica  same section
09711 Arctagrostis latifolia      "wide-leaf polargrass" same section
09684 Astragalus alpinus      "alpine milkvetch" same section
09703 Braya glabella  subsp. glabella   "smooth northern rockcress" same section
12041 Braya glabella  subsp. glabella   "smooth northern rockcress" same section
09834 Cardamine digitata      "Richardson's bittercress" same section
10005 Cardamine pratensis  var. angustifolia   "cuckoo flower" same section
09718 Cardamine pratensis  var. angustifolia   "cuckoo flower" same section
09702 Cerastium beeringianum      "mouse-ear chickweed" same section
09706 Draba corymbosa      "flat-topped whitlow-cress" same section
09699 Eriophorum scheuchzeri      "white cottongrass" same section
09704 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
09685 Oxytropis borealis  var. borealis   "boreal locoweed" same section
09687 Oxytropis maydelliana  subsp. melanocephala  same section
09700 Papaver radicatum      "rooted poppy" same section
09697 Pedicularis capitata      "capitate lousewort" same section
09787 Pedicularis sudetica      "sudetic lousewort" same section
09701 Phlox richardsonii      "Richardson's phlox" same section
09707 Poa arctica  subsp. arctica   "arctic bluegrass" same section
09831 Potentilla pulchella      "pretty cinquefoil" same section
09698 Primula borealis      "northern primrose" same section
09694 Primula stricta      "strict primrose" same section
09825 Salix arctica     same section
09786 Saxifraga cernua      "nodding saxifrage" same section
09692 Saxifraga cernua      "nodding saxifrage" same section
09693 Saxifraga cespitosa  subsp. cespitosa   "tufted saxifrage" same section
09716 Saxifraga hirculus  var. propinqua  same section
09788 Saxifraga oppositifolia      "purple mountain saxifrage" same section
09832 Saxifraga serpyllifolia      "thymeleaf saxifrage" same section
09705 Senecio atropurpureus      "arctic groundsel" same section
09790 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" same section
09785 Silene uralensis  subsp. uralensis   "apetalous catchfly" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name


Taxon Links for species Polygonum viviparum  L.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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