swamp dock, water dock
Etymology: Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 5' tall, stout, smooth forb with many short branches; taprooted
Leaves: flat, narrowly lance-like to a tapering base
Flowers: greenish, 6-parted, stalk jointed near the base; inflorescence 8"-16" clusters with a few leafless branches
Habitat: swamps, wet woods
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.