Page author: David Giblin
Rumex paucifolius
alpine sheep sorrel, alpine sorrel, mountain sorrel

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: moist grasslands, stream banks, and montane to alpine meadows.

Flowers: June -August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Rumex paucifolius Nutt.
Publication: J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 7: 49. 1834. 1834.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Acetosa gracilescens (Rech. f. ) Á. Löve & Everson
Acetosa paucifolia (Nutt.) Á. Löve
Acetosella gracilescens (Rech. f. ) Á. Löve
Acetosella paucifolia (Nutt.) Á. Löve
Rumex engelmannii Meisn. var. geyeri Meisn.
Rumex geyeri (Meisn.) Trel.
Rumex paucifolius Nutt. ssp. paucifolius [KZ99]
Rumex paucifolius Nutt. var. gracilescens Rech. f.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Rumex paucifolius in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Rumex paucifolius checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Rumex paucifolius atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rumex paucifolius photos.

USDA Plants: Rumex paucifolius information.

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