Rumex triangulivalvis

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Scientific Name Rumex triangulivalvis (Rumex salicifolius var. mexicanus) USDA PLANTS Symbol RUSAM
Common Name White Dock, Mexican Dock ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 20979
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4500 to 11500 ft.); widespread distribution in N. America; waste places, roadsides, ditchbanks, fields, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 12 to 40 inches tall, single or multiple stout, hairless, branched stems.
Leaves: Alternate, pointed, hairless, narrowly lanceolate 2-1/2 to 7 inches long; margins entire or undulate; petiolate near base, becoming sessile upwards.
Inflorescence: Dense clusters of very small green blossoms in terminal panicles or rising from leaf axils with a leafy bract beneath; flowers have spreading outer tepals, triangular-shaped innner tepals.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Minnesota Wildflowers, "Common Wetland Plants of Colorado's Southern Rocky Mountains" by Denise R. Culver, and "Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott.
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