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:
Bistorta sp for id from valley

Polygonum affine I hope

This is Bistorta vaccinifolia (P. vccinifolia)
Very common in alpine region, growing  on rocks as a gregarious plant.

Yes…I second the opinion of …
This is Bistorta vaccinifolia.


Polygonaceae Fortnight Polygonum vaccinifolium from Marhi in Kulu Distt of HP : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Shot from Marhi at 3200 mt

Thanks for sharing

Polygonaceae Fortnight- Polygonum vaccinifolium for validation from VOF:: NS May 29 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(5).

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).
Bistorta vaccinifolia (Wall. ex Meissn.) Greene is a common prostrate shrub in alpine zones of Uttarakhand.
It makes beautiful thickets over rocks and blooms profusely.

Yes! Beautiful!!


POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Bistorta vaccinifolia from Himachal GSG-12: 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).
Find below image of Bistorta vaccinifolia from GHNP, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

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)
Polygonum vacciniifolium (Family: Polygonaceae) en-route Dhel at GHNP at an altitude of approx 3800m.

Lovely capture as always …

Polygonaceae herb : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild hanging Polygonaceae herb from Tungnath

Polygonum vaccinifolium.


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.
Persicari vaccinifolia.


on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.); Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb6D for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups




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