Rumex patientia

Family (Traditional)Polygonaceae
Species:Rumex patientia L.
Common NamePatience Dock
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carroll (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, KNK, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1982 - 1982

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA018989 Lewis Kentucky
Rumex patientia
BEREA018992 Lewis Kentucky
Rumex patientia
BEREA018990 Lewis Kentucky
Rumex patientia
BEREA018991 Lewis Kentucky
Rumex patientia
31973000015465 Carroll Kentucky
Rumex patientia
APSC0075246 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Apr 1982 Max Medley
Rumex patientia
APSC0075245 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Apr 1982 Max Medley
Rumex patientia
BRIT138041 Tennessee
Rumex patientia
BRIT138038 Tennessee
Rumex patientia
BRIT138039 Tennessee
Rumex patientia
BRIT138040 Tennessee
Rumex patientia
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