Botanical name: Bistorta amplexicaulis var. alba Family: Polygonaceae (Knotweed family)
White Mountain Fleeceflower is an erect perennial herb, with ovate-heart-shaped stem leaves, clasping the stem. Lower leaves are long-stalked, 5-15 cm long, minutely toothed. White flowers are borne in erect spikes 5-15 cm long, usually solitary, sometimes branched. Flowers are tiny, 3-6 mm long, numerous, crowded, with 5 tepals. Stamens have dark-blue or purplish anthers. White Mountain Fleeceflower is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to SW China, at altitudes of 1200-2500 m. Flowering: June-September.
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