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|Family: Polygonaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Rumex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rumex californicus Rech. f.
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous; taproot vertical. Stem: ascending (decumbent or +- erect), 3--6 dm, often with axillary shoots below 1° inflorescence. Leaf: blade 5--10 cm, 1--3 cm wide, linear to lance-oblanceolate, base tapered, margin entire, flat or wavy near base, tip acute or attenuate. Inflorescence: axillary, terminal, +- open, interrupted, branches generally simple; whorls 10--15(20)-flowered; pedicels 3--8 mm, thread-like, jointed. Flower: generally both bi- and unisexual on 1 pl; inner perianth lobes 2.5--3.5 mm, 2.2--3.3 mm wide, generally widely triangular or deltate, base truncate, margin generally minute-toothed, tip obtuse or +- acute; tubercles generally 0, or 1 midvein +- swollen. Fruit: 2 mm, 1.3 mm wide, brown to dark red-brown. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Moist places; Elevation: < 3500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (esp mtns, coast); Distribution Outside California: Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, possibly northern Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Sep
Synonyms: Rumex salicifolius Weinm. var. denticulatus Torr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Scott Simono
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Rumex britannica
Next taxon: Rumex conglomeratus
Citation for this treatment: Scott Simono 2017. Rumex californicus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42423, accessed on February 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 26, 2017.