Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Rumex obtusifolius L.
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
obtusifolius: from Latin obtus meaning "dull or blunt," and folium meaning "leaf"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, to 4' tall, stout forb; usually 1 un-branched stem to the flower clusters; taproot that sometimes branches|
|Flower: ||yellow, 6-parted, stalk jointed below the middle; inflorescence loose, branched clusters with leaves at the base of the lower flower whorls|
|Leaf:||lower with heart-shaped base, oblong to oval to 6" wide; upper much smaller|
|Habitat: ||moist; disturbed areas|