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Polygonum shastense

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Botanical Description

Brewer ex A. Gray. Subshrubby perennial from a woody rootstock. Stems prostrate or ascending, 15-3 0cm long, more or less freely branching. Leaves semi-obovate to oblong becoming revolute with age, 5-15mm long, often somewhat greyish. Flowers 5-8mm long in twos and threes from the upper leaf axils, opening white or pink-tinted but soon aging deep pink, late summer to autumn. California to Nevada and Oregon, on stony and gravelly slopes in pine forests and more open subalpine habitats at 2300-3600m.