Rumex salicifolius Willow dock

dock, willow (Rumex salicifolius)

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Rumex salicifolius is a perennial herb producing a slender stem which is prostrate and spreading or erect, growing up to about 90 centimeters in maximum length. The leaves are up to about 13 centimeters long and can be most any shape. The inflorescence of this plant is an interrupted series of clusters of flowers. There are up to 20 flowers in each cluster, and each flower hangs from a pedicel. The flower usually has six tepals, the inner three of which are largest and usually have central tubercles. It is an important food and host plant for Lycaena rubidus larvae. This plant usually is green colored with hints of pink and red. It is also a perennial plant, meaning that this plant usually lives for 2 or more years. Blooms in Apr, May, Jun. Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Atlantic Coast thrives in full sunlight, and only sometimes in partial shade