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Western Bistort

Natural History

Western Bistort is a member of the Buckwheat Family. The plant grows to 28 inches in height and has lance shaped leaves which grow to 8 inches in length. The plant grows in moist mountain meadows and along streams at elevations between 5000 - 9000 feet.

Western Bistort is also known as Smokeweed.

Western Bistort blooms between May - August and produces tiny white flowers that grow in a cluster to 2 inches in length.

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