Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Rumex verticillatus L. image
Photographer: Paul Skawinski           

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Polygonaceae
Rumex verticillatus L.
swamp dock, water dock
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
verticillatus: whorled
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 5' tall, stout, smooth forb with many short branches; taprooted
Flower: greenish, 6-parted, stalk jointed near the base; inflorescence 8"-16" clusters with a few leafless branches
Leaf:flat, narrowly lance-like to a tapering base
Habitat: swamps, wet woods

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