Page author: David Giblin
Rumex salicifolius
willow dock

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Atlantic Coast

Habitat: Streambanks, moist meadows, beaches, alkaline shores, roadsides, and other open places from low to moderate elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Rumex salicifolius Weinm.
Publication: Flora. 4: 28. 1821. 1821.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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var. angustivalvis – western willow dock
var. transitorius – narrow-leaved dock, Pacific willow dock
var. triangulivalvis – or triangular-valved dock, white, white willow    Occurring east of the Cascades in Washington; widely distributed throughout most of North America except the southeastern U.S.
var. utahensis – Utah willow dock
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Rumex salicifolius checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Rumex salicifolius atlas page.

CalPhotos: Rumex salicifolius photos.

USDA Plants: Rumex salicifolius information.

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