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Last updated 3/20/2009 by David Giblin.
Oxyria digyna (L.) Hill[FNA5, HC, HC2]
mountain-sorrel

Publication: Hort. Kew. 158. 1768.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Morphological and physiological differences between arctic and alpine populations of Oxyria in North America have been documented (H. A. Mooney and W. D. Billings 1961). Arctic plants (Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland) taken from the field and grown in controlled environments tend to bear inflorescences with more branches, leaves with blades that are wider, and flowers with a more stable number of stamens as compared to alpine plants from populations in the south (California, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming). Northern plants also have a greater tendency to reproduce asexually, often producing rhizomes and exhibiting relatively lower seed production."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Rumex digynus L.