Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rumex britannica L. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black
Family Polygonaceae
Rumex britannica L.
great water dock
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
britannica: of or from "Great Britain"
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Status: Native
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
Fruit:red/brown
Leaf:mostly flat, lance-like, large, 6" long
Habitat: swamps, shallows
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Rumex orbiculatus A.Gray
Rumex orbiculatus A.Gray var. borealis Rech.f.
Rumex orbiculatus A.Gray var. orbiculatus
Rumex pratensis Mert. & W.D.J.Koch
Rumex X acutus L. (pro sp.)
Rumex X crispobtusifolius Meisn.

         
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