Species at far right in photo – individual with tall spiky inflorences; Also visible, Pedicularis bicoornuta, Saussurea sp; Senecio sp, Erigeron alpinum, etc.

Note: WFO 2021 notes  that this name is a synonym of Persicaria alpina (All.) H.Gross

Common name: Alaska wild rhubarb

Family: Polygonaceae

Information: Tended to grow on arid south facing slopes in dense single species stands

Photos: Top: Ghondghoro Glacier, ca. 4400 m. K. Hewitt, 2008.

Bottom: Deosai plateau, July 22, 2016, N. Hewitt


Sources and additional resources:

GBIF Secretariat (2021). Aconogonon alpinum (All.) Schur in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://www.gbif.org/es/species/6391404 Accessed Jul 17 2021.

Missouri Bot Garden (2021). Aconogonon alpinum (All.) Schur in Tropicos Flora of Pakistan. http://legacy.tropicos.org/Name/26001988?projectid=32. Accessed on: 22 Jul 2021

WFO (2021). Aconogonon alpinum (All.) Schur. Online at:  http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000518397. Accessed on: 22 Jul 2021