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|Family: Polygonaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Rumex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rumex pulcher L.
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous, papillate or not; taproot vertical, fusiform. Stem: erect to arching at tip, 2--6(7) dm, branched, slender. Leaf: blade 4--10(15) cm, (2)3--5 cm wide, lance-oblong to ovate-oblong, narrowed at or below middle or not, base +- cordate, rounded, or generally truncate, margin entire, flat or +- wavy, tip obtuse to +- acute. Inflorescence: terminal, open, interrupted, branches spreading; whorls 10--20-flowered; pedicels 2--5(6) mm, thick, joints swollen. Flower: inner perianth lobes 3--6 mm, 2--3 mm wide except teeth, ovate-triangular to oblong-deltoid, base truncate, margin generally dentate (+- entire) with teeth 2--5(9), 0.3--2.5 mm, generally on both sides, tip obtuse to +- acute; tubercles (1)3, equal or not, generally warty. Fruit: 2--2.8 mm, 1.3--2 mm wide, dark red-brown to +- black. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Disturbed places, meadows, moist or dry habitats; Elevation: generally < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA; Distribution Outside California: Oregon, Nevada, Oklahoma, Arizona, eastern United States; native to Mediterranean. Flowering Time: May--Sep Note: Highly variable.
eFlora Treatment Author: Scott Simono
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Rumex persicarioides
Next taxon: Rumex salicifolius
Citation for this treatment: Scott Simono 2016. Rumex pulcher, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42419, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.