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Rumex obtusifolius

Rumex obtusifolius L.

Acetosa oblongifolia (L.) A. Löve & D. Löve

Rumex obtusifolius L. ssp. agrestis (Fr.) Danser

Rumex obtusifolius L. ssp. sylvestris (Wallr.) Rech. f.

Rumex obtusifolius L. var. sylvestris (Wallr.) Koch

Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPolygonaceaeKnotweed or smartweed family
GenusRumexAncient Latin for “docks or sorrels”
Speciesobtusifolius“With blunt or obtuse leaves”

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Rumex obtusifolius description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

7/3/2012 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm)

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

7/17/2009 · Mt. Lebanon St, Trail, Pepperell, MA
≈ 18 × 26" (45 × 67 cm)

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

4/7/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 13 × 10" (32 × 26 cm) ID is uncertain

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

4/6/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm) ID is uncertain

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

4/14/2010 · Mt. Lebanon St., Pepperell, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm)

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

7/3/2012 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

7/3/2012 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

7/3/2012 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Rumex obtusifolius (Broadleaf Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock)

4/13/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm)

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