Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Rumex altissimus A.W.Wood image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Dan Tenaglia

from USDA Plants Website
Family Polygonaceae
Rumex altissimus A.W.Wood
pale dock, smooth dock, water dock
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
altissimus: Latin for "especially tall"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'- 3 1/2' tall, stout, often branched forb appearing shrubby
Flower: green, 6-parted, 1/4" wide, stalk jointed just above the base; inflorescence with a few branches in 4"-12" loose clusters; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:found only along the stem, pale, flat margins, lance-like
Habitat: wet; swamps

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Rumex britannicus Meisn., non L.
Rumex ellipticus Greene

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