Rumex patientia L.
Family: Polygonaceae
patience dock
[Rumex patientia var. kurdicus L.]
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Etymology: Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
Plants: perennial, to 7' tall, stout, smooth forb; stems unbranched to the inflorescence; taprooted
Leaves: pale green, slightly curly at edges, oblong to 6" wide, side veins at 45-60 deg. angle from the midrib
Flowers: 6-parted; inflorescence branched cluster up to 20" with small leaves near the base of the stout branches
Habitat: disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established
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