Bistorta vivipara

Bistorta vivipara

  • Bistorta vivipara
  • Bistorta vivipara
  • Flower name
    Bistorta vivipara
  • Scientific name
    Bistorta vivipara
  • Alias零余子虎の尾, Bistorta vivipara
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringHokkaido
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September

What is Bistorta vivipara

Bistorta vivipara is a perennial herb of the department Polygonaceae Bistorta genus. It grows wild in the grassland of a sub-high mountain to high mountain from the Hokkaido to the north Mainland in Japan. It attaches small sepals looking like a white - pink flowers to the spike in the summer. After a flower, the retainer of the spike has bulbil.

General name : Bistorta vivipara, scientific name:Bistorta vivipara, Origin: Northern Hemisphere boreal Habitat: Japan, Hokkaido-Central North, environment: subalpine-Alpine, environment: grasslands, life type: perennials, plant: 5 to 30 cm, all grass leaves: hairless, wide oval-lanceolate, leaf margin: entire and leaf length: 10 cm, leaf arrangement: alternate, petiole: no, inflorescences form: spikes, Inflorescence length: 3 - 10 cm, petals: no and flower (actually the calyx color): white-pink or flowering (calyx): June-September, florets diameter (actually with lower calyx diameter): 0.3 cm, calyx (looks like a flower): 5 crack, column number: 3, number of stamens: 8, yams: tubers, fruits: achenes, applications: crude.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Polygonaceae
  • Genus
    Bistorta
  • Species
    B. vivipara
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typePerennial plant of the high mountain
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height5.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.3 cm

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