[Rumex patientia var. kurdicus L.]
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.