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Rumex orbiculatus (Greater water dock)
Smith, R.W.

Rumex orbiculatus

Rumex orbiculatus A. Gray

Greater Water Dock

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


USDA Symbol: ruor2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CT , IA , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WI

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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