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Rumex hymenosepalus Torr.
Canaigre dock, Canaigre, Desert rhubarb
Synonym(s): Rumex hymenosepalus var. euhymenosepalus, Rumex hymenosepalus var. salinus
USDA Symbol: ruhy
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The Canaigre of western North America as far east as west Texas has smooth stems and leaves and grows 1–3 feet tall. It is commonly seen in streambeds and gulches, though it is also found on well-drained high ground. The tuberous roots are rich in tannin. The large, fleshy, alternate leaves are often a foot long. The flowers bloom in large heads a foot long or more and are followed by large masses of pink-to-reddish-brown seeds.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
, WY Native Distribution:
Montana and Wyoming south to Chihuahua, west to California and Baja California and east to west Texas and Oklahoma
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
Record Last Modified: 2010-11-06
Research By: TWC Staff