Bistorta vacciniifolia (Wall. ex Meisn.) Greene, Leafl. bot. observ. 1:21. 1904 (Syn: (≡) Persicaria vacciniifolia (Wall. ex Meisn.) Ronse Decr.; (≡) Polygonum vacciniifolium Wall. ex Meisn. (basionym));
Himalaya to Tibet: East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Rose Carpet Knotweed • Nepali: पुलुंगे झाड़ Pulunge jhaar
VoF Week: 14092012 BS 1 Bistorta sp for id from valley:
Polygonum affine I hope
This is Bistorta vaccinifolia (P. vccinifolia)
Yes…I second the opinion of …
Polygonaceae Fortnight Polygonum vaccinifolium from Marhi in Kulu Distt of HP : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Thanks for sharing
This herb was shot from near Hemkunt Sahib..
I think this should be Polygonum vaccinifolium
Please validate/correct the id..
Yes! Bistorta vaccinifolia from me too.
POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Bistorta vaccinifolia from Uttarakhand_DSR_12 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Bistorta vaccinifolia from Himachal GSG-12: 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).
Thanks for reminding this alpine beauty. One very hardy species surviving over rocks on thin soil.
Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Bistorta vaccinifolia – en-route Dhel – GHNP101 – Nov- PKA8 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Lovely capture as always …
Polygonaceae herb : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild hanging Polygonaceae herb from Tungnath
Polygonum vacciniifolium :: VOF, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKOCT-30 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Saw these just after the final climb to VOF, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please validate if they are Polygonum vacciniifolium.
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I guess this is correct ID.
a persicaria. forms ground cover in these clumps you showed,
… unlike the other persicaria, a knotweed you had earlier, this one is more disciplined, not so invasive, nobody seems to have called it a noxious weed, rather loved by people who like rock gardens.