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Rumex maritimus

Rumex maritimus L.

Golden Dock

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Rumex fueginus, Rumex maritimus ssp. fueginus, Rumex maritimus var. athrix, Rumex maritimus var. fueginus, Rumex maritimus var. persicarioides, Rumex persicarioides

USDA Symbol: RUMA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AK , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , TX , UT , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rumex maritimus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rumex maritimus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rumex maritimus


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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