Rumex triangulivalvis

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Scientific Name Rumex triangulivalvis (Rumex salicifolius var. mexicanus) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name White Dock, Mexican Dock ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine; widespread distribution in N. America; waste places, roadsides, ditchbanks, fields, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 12 to 40 inches tall, single or multiple stout, hairless, branched stems.
Leaves: Alternate, pointed, hairless, narrowly lanceolate 2-1/2 to 7 inches long; margins entire or undulate; petiolate near base, becoming sessile upwards.
Inflorescence: Dense clusters of very small green blossoms in terminal panicles or rising from leaf axils with a leafy bract beneath; flowers have spreading outer tepals, triangular-shaped innner tepals.
References: Descr. adapted from Minnesota Wildflowers,, "Common Wetland Plants of Colorado's Southern Rocky Mountains" by Denise R. Culver, and "Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott.
Colorado Status

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