Calflora
Taxon  Report   7223    
Rumex paucifolius  Nutt.
Alpine sheep sorrel,  Few leaved dock
Rumex paucifolius
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rumex paucifolius
© 2012 Steve Matson
Rumex paucifolius
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Rumex paucifolius, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Rumex paucifolius
© 2016 John Doyen
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Rumex
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rumex paucifolius ssp. gracilescens
ICPN: Rumex paucifolius ssp. paucifolius
ICPN: Rumex paucifolius var. gracilescens
More information about  Rumex paucifolius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RUPA6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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