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Veined Dock - Rumex venosus

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
C-value: 3


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General Description
Glabrous, monoecious, rhizomatous perennial with reddish foliage. Stems ascending, branched, 15–40 cm. Leaves all cauline; the blades thick, lanceolate to ovate, 3–10 cm long; stipules scarious, conspicuous. Inflorescence a simple or few-branched panicle with well-separated flower whorls. Flowers perfect; outer tepals 3–4 mm long. Fruit reddish, 20–25 mm long; inner tepals orbicular, cordate-based without callosities. Achenes brown, 5–7 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
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Range Comments
AB to MB south to CA, TX and MI (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 36

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Habitat
Sandy soil along rivers, roads, railroads, sandstone outcrops; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
    • Tuinstra, K. E. 1967. Vegetation of the floodplains and first terraces of Rock Creek near Red Lodge, Montana. Ph.D dissertation. Montana State University, Bozeman 110 pp.
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