Polygonum Bistorta, or more commonly know as Meadow Bistort, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Polygonum. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 1 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during mid spring and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Polygonum Bistorta or Meadow Bistort's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont.
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