Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Rumex patientia L. image
Photographer: Botancial Illustration           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Polygonaceae
Rumex patientia L.
patience dock
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
patientia: patient
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Status: Introduced - locally established
Plant: perennial, to 7' tall, stout, smooth forb; stems unbranched to the inflorescence; taprooted
Flower: 6-parted; inflorescence branched cluster up to 20" with small leaves near the base of the stout branches
Leaf:pale green, slightly curly at edges, oblong to 6" wide, side veins at 45-60 deg. angle from the midrib
Habitat: disturbed sites

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Rumex patientia L. var. kurdicus Boiss.

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