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Rumex sanguineus L.[FNA5, HC, HC2]
red-vein dock

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 334. 1753.

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Distribution of Rumex sanguineus in North America is known insufficiently. Most reports from California, Washington, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec were based on misidentified specimens of R. conglomeratus or immature R. obtusifolius.

Rumex sanguineus is represented in Europe by at least two varieties. The uncommon, cultivated, and occasionally escaped var. sanguineus (redvein dock or bloodwort) has bright red or purple venation of leaves. It probably arose as a mutant from the common, wild var. viridis Sibthorp."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Lapathum sanguineum (L.) Lam.
Rumex condolodes M. Bieb.
Rumex nemorosus Schrad. ex Willd.