|Scientific Name||Rumex densiflorus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RUDE2|
|Common Name||Alpine Dock||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20953|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (5800 to 12000 ft); moist meadows, along streams, sunny areas.
Plant: Conspicuous, coarse-looking, tall perennial, 20 to 40 inches high.
Leaves: Very large basal and stem leaves, alternate, oblong or oblong-lanceolate leaves, 12 to 20 inches long and 4 to 6 inches wide; deeply veined and flat.
Inflorescence: Long vertical spike-like panicles with many clusters of 10 to 25 flowers arranged in whorls, greenish-white/red turning rose-red later and maturing into reddish-brown seed heads; inner tepals broadly ovate to almost deltoid, margins entire or minutely toothed, no tubercules.
Bloom Period: March to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County