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Last updated 3/31/2009 by David Giblin.
Rumex patientia L.[FNA5, HC, HC2]
patience dock

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 333. 1753.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Introduced from Eurasia.

FNA5: "Some North American specimens of Rumex patientia appear to belong to subsp. orientalis (= R. orientalis Bernhardi 1830, not Campderá 1819; R. lonaczevskii), which differs from subsp. patientia in having larger inner tepals (6-10 × 8-10 mm, not 4-8 × 4-8 mm).

A predominantly Asian variety with three tubercles sometimes is recognized as subsp. callosus (Fr. Schmidt ex Maximowicz) Rechinger f. [= var. callosus Fr. Schmidt ex Maximowicz; Rumex callosus (Fr. Schmidt ex Maximowicz) Rechinger f.]. However, the distribution of infraspecific taxa of R. patientia in North America has not been studied in detail."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Lapathum hortense Lam.
Rumex lonaczevskii Klokov
Rumex patientia L. ssp. orientalis Danser