Taxon  Report   7217    
Rumex hymenosepalus  Torr.
Canaigre dock,  Wild rhubarb
Rumex hymenosepalus
© 2004 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Rumex hymenosepalus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Rumex hymenosepalus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Rumex hymenosepalus, 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 hymenosepalus
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Genus: Rumex
Communities: Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Rumex hymenosepalus var. euhymenosepalus
PLANTS: Rumex hymenosepalus var. salinus
More information about  Rumex hymenosepalus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).