Scientific Name: Bistorta officinalis ( syn. Persicaria bistorta )Form: Vase
Common Name:European bisort Texture:Coarse
Family Name:PolygonaceaeHabit: Spreading, Arching
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), Pink, Jun- Jul- Aug- May
Fruit: Nut, Achene, Black, Brown, Oct- Nov
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Medicinal plant, Summer interest, Fall interest, Herb
Key ID Features:Leaves arising from rhizome or alternate, margins entire, wavy; inflorescence cylindrical, about 3 cm x 4-10 cm long, petals pink; achenes brown, about 3 x 4 mm, shiny, smooth.