Rumex obtusifolius L.
Family: Polygonaceae
bitter dock
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Etymology: Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
Plants: erect, perennial, to 4' tall, stout forb; usually 1 un-branched stem to the flower clusters; taproot that sometimes branches
Leaves: lower with heart-shaped base, oblong to oval to 6" wide; upper much smaller
Flowers: yellow, 6-parted, stalk jointed below the middle; inflorescence loose, branched clusters with leaves at the base of the lower flower whorls
Habitat: moist; disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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