Bistorta major

Bistorta major

Bistorta major Gray.
Engl.: common bistort, adderwort, bistort, dragonwort, easter giants, easter mangiants, easter-ledge, easter-mangiant, meadow bistort, oderwort, osterick, passion dock, patience dock, snakeweed, twice writhen.
Deu.: Wiesenknöterich, Schlangen-Knöterich, Wiesen-Knöterich.
Suom.: konnantatar.
Sven.: stor ormrot, ormrot.
TCM: quan shen.
Bot. syn.: Persicaria bistorta (L.) Samp., Polygonum bistorta L.
Pre-linnaean: Bistorta à convolutis & intortis radicibus (Ray)
Bistorta major vulgaris (Parkinson)
Bistorta major, radice minus intorta (the Bauhins)
Bistorta major rugosioribus foliis (J. Bauhin)
(The root:) Radix Colubrina, Fracastorius, Bulapathum, Bistorta.

Photo: Bistorta major 3.

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Flowering plant. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2001-06-15.

Photo: Bistorta major 2.

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Closeup of flower. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2001-06-15.

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Flowering plant. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2001-06-14.

Photo: Bistorta major 1.

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Closeup of flower. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2001-06-14.

Photo: Bistorta major 5.

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Closeup of flower. Kenkävero garden, Mikkeli, Finland. Planted. 2000-09-09.

Photo: Bistorta major 4.

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Plant in autumn. Kenkävero garden, Mikkeli, Finland. Planted. 2000-09-09.