Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11201 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polygonum bistortoides Pursh
Common name   American bistort
J.G. Harris   4009  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 15 July 2005 
United States
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, head of Indian Farm Creek Canyon;
     Elev.: 9102 ft. (2775 m.)
Habitat Notes wet meadow. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 50'  57" N, 113° 52'  34" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Polygonum bistortoides Pursh

     Bistorta bistortoides (Pursh) Small
     Persicaria bistortoides (Pursh) H. Hinds
     Polygonum bistortoides var. linearifolium (S. Wats.) Small
     Polygonum bistortoides var. oblongifolium (Meisn.) St. John
     Polygonum cephalophorum Greene
     Polygonum glastifolium Greene
     Polygonum vulcanicum Greene

Common Name(s): American bistort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20879, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11177 Abies concolor      "white fir" same section
13954 Aconitum columbianum  subsp. columbianum   "western monkshood" 1665 ft. NE
11009 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
11202 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
11042 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1 mi. NW
11169 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" same section
13134 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" 1557 ft. NW
11304 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" 1557 ft. NW
13952 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" 1665 ft. NE
11303 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
12239 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
13963 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
13956 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 1665 ft. NE
11186 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 1.6 mi. NW
11200 Aquilegia formosa  var. formosa   "western columbine" same section
11223 Arabis lyallii      "Lyall's rockcress" 1853 ft. NW
11160 Arctostaphylos patula      "greenleaf manzanita" 1237 ft. N
11179 Arnica cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf arnica" 2586 ft. W
11203 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
11233 Astragalus calycosus  var. mancus   "alpine Torrey's milkvetch" same section
11300 Astragalus calycosus  var. mancus   "alpine Torrey's milkvetch" same section
11232 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
11032 Astragalus piutensis      "Marysvale milkvetch" same section
11033 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" same section
11204 Barbarea orthoceras      "American yellowrocket" same section
11189 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.6 mi. NW
11157 Boechera demissa     1237 ft. N
11031 Boechera holboellii  var. secunda  same section
12244 Boechera lemmonii     same section
11227 Boechera microphylla     same section
11038 Camelina microcarpa      "littlepod false flax" 1 mi. NW
11207 Carex scopulorum      "mountain sedge" same section
11208 Carex straminiformis      "Shasta sedge" same section
11020 Castilleja angustifolia  var. flavescens   "pale narrow-leaf paintbrush" same section
11041 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" 1 mi. NW
11021 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" same section
13968 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
11168 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
11013 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
11229 Ceanothus martinii      "Martin's ceanothus" same section
13961 Chamerion angustifolium  var. angustifolium  1488 ft. E
11228 Chimaphila umbellata  var. occidentalis  same section
11026 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" same section
11028 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" same section
11181 Comandra umbellata      "bastard toadflax" 2586 ft. W
13959 Corallorhiza maculata      "spotted coralroot" 1488 ft. E
11178 Corallorhiza maculata      "spotted coralroot" 2586 ft. W
11219 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2290 ft. W
11164 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
11305 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1557 ft. NW
11206 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
16832 Delphinium x occidentale  hybrid [barbeyi x glaucum]  same section
16831 Delphinium x occidentale  hybrid [barbeyi x glaucum]  same section
11015 Delphinium x occidentale  hybrid [barbeyi x glaucum]  same section
13953 Dodecatheon redolens      "scented shootingstar" 1665 ft. NE
11198 Dodecatheon redolens      "scented shootingstar" same section
12245 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" same section
12052 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" same section
13975 Draba crassifolia      "thick-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
12241 Draba globosa      "round-fruited whitlow-cress" same section
11498 Draba globosa      "round-fruited whitlow-cress" same section
12036 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1 mi. NW
12037 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1853 ft. NW
12035 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1237 ft. N
12034 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" same section
13974 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" same section
13976 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
12039 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1 mi. NW
11154 Dryopteris filix-mas      "male-fern" 1237 ft. N
11199 Epilobium hornemannii  var. lactiflorum  same section
11036 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 1 mi. NW
13970 Ericameria discoidea      "whitestem goldenbush" same section
11167 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
11030 Erigeron jonesii      "Jones' fleabane" same section
13967 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
11322 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
11301 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" same section
11321 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 2290 ft. W
11014 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
11307 Geranium richardsonii      "Richardson's geranium" 1557 ft. NW
11196 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" same section
11163 Geum rossii      "Ross' avens" same section
13965 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" same section
12250 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" same section
13951 Habenaria dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" 1665 ft. NE
11019 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" same section
11222 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" 1853 ft. NW
11043 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" 1 mi. NW
11215 Haplopappus watsonii  var. watsonii   "Watson's goldenbush" 2290 ft. W
11231 Hesperostipa comata  subsp. intermedia   "needle-and-thread grass" same section
11034 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" 1 mi. NW
14003 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" same section
11221 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 2290 ft. W
11039 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" 1 mi. NW
11224 Jamesia americana  var. macrocalyx   "Wasatch cliff bush" 1853 ft. NW
11194 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" same section
11022 Lupinus arbustus      "spurred lupine" same section
11165 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
11010 Mertensia oblongifolia      "western bluebells" same section
11012 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
11025 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" same section
11195 Mimulus breweri      "Brewer's monkeyflower" same section
13949 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1665 ft. NE
12248 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" same section
11217 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 2290 ft. W
11024 Montia perfoliata  var. perfoliata  same section
12040 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" same section
11185 Opuntia polyacantha  var. polyacantha   "hairspine pricklypear" 2586 ft. W
11213 Orobanche fasciculata      "clustered broomrape" 2290 ft. W
11212 Orthilia secunda      "sidebells wintergreen" 1557 ft. NW
11306 Osmorhiza chilensis      "sweetcicely" 1557 ft. NW
11184 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 2586 ft. W
11016 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
11170 Oxytropis parryi      "Parry's oxytrope" same section
11035 Penstemon humilis  var. desereticus   "Deseret low beardtongue" 1 mi. NW
11182 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" 2586 ft. W
11156 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1237 ft. N
13964 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
11205 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
11017 Phacelia linearis      "thread-leaf scorpionweed" same section
11029 Phacelia linearis      "thread-leaf scorpionweed" same section
11018 Phacelia sericea  var. ciliosa  same section
11209 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
11161 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
11176 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" same section
11175 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" same section
11193 Platanthera dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" same section
11218 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" 2290 ft. W
11173 Poa nervosa  var. wheeleri   "Wheeler's bluegrass" same section
11230 Poa nervosa  var. wheeleri   "Wheeler's bluegrass" same section
11158 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  1237 ft. N
13966 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. pulcherrimum  same section
12240 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. pulcherrimum  same section
11027 Polygonum douglasii  var. johnstonii  same section
11187 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 1.6 mi. NW
11162 Potentilla multisecta      "feather-leaf cinquefoil" same section
11037 Potentilla multisecta      "feather-leaf cinquefoil" 1 mi. NW
12246 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
11216 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 2290 ft. W
13960 Pterospora andromedea      "woodland pinedrops" 1488 ft. E
13958 Pyrola asarifolia      "liverleaf wintergreen" 1488 ft. E
12247 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" same section
11159 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1237 ft. N
13969 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" same section
11308 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1557 ft. NW
13957 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1665 ft. NE
13962 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1488 ft. E
13950 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1665 ft. NE
11211 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1557 ft. NW
11171 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" same section
11011 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" same section
11225 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
11166 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
11023 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
11220 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 2290 ft. W
12249 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
11226 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" same section
11309 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 2290 ft. W
11302 Stellaria jamesiana     same section
11040 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1 mi. NW
11183 Taraxacum officinale      "common dandelion" 2586 ft. W
11188 Trifolium longipes  var. hansenii   "Hansen's summer clover" 1.6 mi. NW
11174 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
11210 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
11180 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 2586 ft. W
11155 Woodsia scopulina  subsp. laurentiana   "mountain cliff fern" 1237 ft. N
11197 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" same section
13955 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" 1665 ft. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Haystack Peak (Summit) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. W 11903  Ibapah Peak 
Deep Creek Range (Range) Juab County, UT 1.8 mi. W 11526  Ibapah Peak 
Scotts Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 2.8 mi. N 7664  Goshute 
The Meadows (Flat) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. NW 9206  Goshute 
Indian Squaw Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 7628  Goshute Canyon 
North Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Goshute 
Ibapah Peak (Summit) Juab County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 11982  Ibapah Peak 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 3.3 mi. N 8531  Goshute 
Rocky Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.5 mi. N 10670  Goshute 
The Delle (Basin) Juab County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 7349  Goshute 
Big Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.5 mi. NE   Goshute 
Kent Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. E 5154  Indian Farm Creek 
Red Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 4.7 mi. SW 11497  Ibapah Peak 
Middle Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.6 mi. NE   Goshute Canyon 
Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 4.4 mi. W   Goshute 
Dell Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.3 mi. E   Indian Farm Creek 
Falkenberg Ranch (Locale) Juab County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 5456  Indian Farm Creek 
Oro del Rey Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 5.5 mi. N 8701  Goshute Canyon 
Goshute Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 5.6 mi. NE   Goshute 
Rocky Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 5.8 mi. NW 6618  Goshute 


Taxon Links for species Polygonum bistortoides  Pursh

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

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