Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma
Rumex britannica L.
great water dock
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
britannica: of or from "Great Britain"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, up to 8' tall, stout forb; stems unbranched to the inflorescence|
|Flower: ||yellow, 6-parted, stalk with a vague joint near the base when mature; inflorescence up to 20" long, branched cluster often with small leaves at the base of the branches|
|Leaf:||mostly flat, lance-like, large, 6" long|
|Habitat: ||swamps, shallows|