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|Family: Polygonaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Rumex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rumex salicifolius Weinm.
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous; taproot vertical. Stem: ascending to erect, 3--6(9) dm, generally with axillary shoots below 1° inflorescence. Leaf: blade 5--13 cm, (0.5)1--2.5 cm wide, lance-linear to occasionally +- linear, base tapered, margin entire, flat or +- wavy, tip acute to attenuate. Inflorescence: terminal, axillary, +- open, interrupted, branches generally simple; whorls 7--20-flowered; pedicels 3--5 mm, +- thread-like, +- thicker distally, joints +- not swollen. Flower: inner perianth lobes (1.8)2--2.5(3) mm, 1.5--2.1 mm wide, widely triangular, base widely tapered or truncate, margin entire or notched, tip acute; tubercle 1, in width +- <= lobe, smooth to +- warty. Fruit: 1.8--2 mm, 1--1.3 mm wide, dark red-brown.
Ecology: Wet places, margins, rocky slopes; Elevation: < 3500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SN, CW, SW, SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Nevada, Arizona, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Rumex salicifolius var. salicifolius
eFlora Treatment Author: Scott Simono
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Rumex pulcher
Next taxon: Rumex stenophyllus
Citation for this treatment: Scott Simono 2016. Rumex salicifolius, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42421, accessed on February 07, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 07, 2016.