Rumex altissimus Alph.Wood

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Rumex altissimus Alph.Wood

  • Description

    Species Description - Stout perennial to 1 m, often branched; lvs all cauline, pale, flat, lanceolate or more often lance-ovate, acute or acuminate, obtuse or rarely rounded at base; infl loose, 1–3 dm, with usually few short ascending branches; pedicels 3–5 mm, jointed just above the base; valves firm, subrotund, 4–6 mm long and wide, broadly truncate at base; grains 1–3, when plural often unequal, the larger lanceolate, acute, half to two-thirds as long as the valve; 2n=20. Swamps and wet soil; N.H. to Mich., Minn., and Colo., s. to Va., Ga., Tex., and Ariz.

  • Common Names

    pale dock