|Scientific Name||Rumex hymenosepalus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RUHY|
|Common Name||Canaigre Dock||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20962|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy, alkaline or rocky soils; plains, slopes, stream beds, roadsides.
Plant: Stout, erect perennial, single stem 12 to 40 inches tall; branching in upper 2/3.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblong to narrowly obovate-lanceolate, stem leaves lanceolate; 3 to 12 inches long and 3/4 to 3+ inches wide; edges entire and usually curly; pointed tips.
Inflorescence: Narrow terminal panicle in upper half of stem, with many blossoms grouped together in whorls of 5 to 20 on pedicels 0.2 to 0.6 inches long spaced along stem; small individual greenish-white to pinkish flowers with 6 tepals (3 inner and 3 outer) and no dorsal tubercle; 3 inner tepals enlarge as the winged, three-sided, dull pink, heart-shaped fruit forms.
Bloom Period: Spring.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, SEINet and Southwest Arizona Wildflowers and Plants.
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