Taxon  Report   7220 
Rumex obtusifolius  L.
Bitter dock
Rumex obtusifolius
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
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Rumex obtusifolius
© 2009 Vernon Smith
Rumex obtusifolius
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Rumex obtusifolius, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Rumex obtusifolius
© 2009 Vernon Smith
Genus: Rumex
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Acetosa oblongifolia
PLANTS: Rumex obtusifolius ssp. agrestis
PLANTS: Rumex obtusifolius ssp. sylvestris
PLANTS: Rumex obtusifolius var. sylvestris
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 21, 2018).

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