Rumex obtusifolius

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygonaceae
GenusRumex
SpeciesRumex obtusifolius L.
Common Namebitter dock, Stumpfblättriger Ampfer
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.3
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

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
Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Acetosa oblongifolia Acetosa oblongifolia (L.) A.& D. Löve
Rumex obtusifolius subsp. agrestis Rumex obtusifolius subsp. agrestis (Fries) Danser
Rumex obtusifolius subsp. sylvestris Rumex obtusifolius subsp. sylvestris (Wallr.) Rech. f.
Rumex obtusifolius var. obtusifolius Rumex obtusifolius var. obtusifolius L.
Rumex obtusifolius var. sylvestris Rumex obtusifolius var. sylvestris (Wallr.) Koch

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: Ballard (KY), Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Bracken (KY), Breathitt (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Carlisle (KY), Carroll (KY), Carter (KY), Clark (KY), Clay (KY), Clinton (KY), Edmonson (KY), Elliott (KY), Fulton (KY), Garrard (KY), Green (KY), Harlan (KY), Henry (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Leslie (KY), Letcher (KY), Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Martin (KY), Meade (KY), Menifee (KY), Mercer (KY), Morgan (KY), Oldham (KY), Pike (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Shelby (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Woodford (KY), Anderson (TN), Cannon (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hawkins (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), McMinn (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Overton (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, UOS, VDB, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100748456 Lee Kentucky 05 Jul 1992 D. Bauer
56
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590254 Henry Kentucky 10 Jun 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
307
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590221 Green Kentucky 15 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7015
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590320 Marion Kentucky 22 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7283
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590197 Clinton Kentucky 05 Jul 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-433
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590338 Mercer Kentucky 12 Aug 1978 Johnnie B. Varner
11721
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590213 Fulton Kentucky 16 Jul 1979 Raymond Athey
4373
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590155 Breckinridge Kentucky 30 May 2003 Ronald L. Jones
9406
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590270 Leslie Kentucky 04 Jul 1991 Tim Hacker
12
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590163 Carter Kentucky 30 Jun 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10568
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590122 Bell Kentucky 24 Jul 2005 Amy V. McIntosh, Jacob Stewart, John McIntosh
1270
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590296 Letcher Kentucky 15 Jun 1978 Jeffrey D. Sole
190
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100727559 Jackson Kentucky 00 August 1989 J. Abner
89-209
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590247 Harlan Kentucky 19 Aug 1998 Ronald L. Jones
8805
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590288 Letcher Kentucky 30 Jun 1978 Jeffrey D. Sole
275
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590346 Pike Kentucky 19 Jun 2008 Julie B. Clark
283
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590304 Lewis Kentucky 29 Jun 1995 Rudy A. Gelis
BC-416
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590148 Breathitt Kentucky 26 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2628
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590171 Carter Kentucky 12 Sep 1965 E.T. Browne, Jr.
11416.1
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590262 Jefferson Kentucky 21 Jun 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
25169
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590353 Woodford Kentucky 19 Jun 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
2928
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590114 Bath Kentucky 26 Jun 1984 Julian Campbell
409
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590189 Clark Kentucky 04 Jul 1993 Ralph L. Thompson
93-247
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590312 Madison Kentucky 28 Jun 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3018
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100857620 Menifee Kentucky 21 Jun 1987 R.C. Clark
21138
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590130 Bell Kentucky 11 Jun 1988 Barbara L. Rafaill
871
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019039 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019045 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
31234100590205 Elliott Kentucky 25 Jun 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019048 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019034 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019032 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019046 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019030 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019038 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019033 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019052 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019036 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019047 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019040 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019035 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019044 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019041 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 18 Aug 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019042 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019037 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019049 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019043 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019031 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
BEREA019053 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Rumex obtusifolius
N/A Carter Tennessee 27 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
ETSU007542 Unicoi Tennessee 30 Jul 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
ETSU005286 Unicoi Tennessee 01 Oct 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
ETSU007541 Unicoi Tennessee 09 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
ETSU007543 Greene Tennessee 25 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 04 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
N/A Carter Tennessee 04 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015445 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
ETSU007540 Johnson Tennessee 19 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015440 Carroll Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015442 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015439 Morgan Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015444 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086971 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086997 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086984 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086968 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086983 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
UCHT010755 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086987 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086966 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0087267 Woodford Kentucky
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086956 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015447 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015443 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015448 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
31973000015446 Clay Kentucky
KNK
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086965 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086986 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086979 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086975 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086974 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086994 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086958 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0087265 Madison Kentucky
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086954 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086973 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086972 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086991 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086960 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086981 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086969 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086967 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086980 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086982 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0087266 Mercer Kentucky
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086977 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086978 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086985 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086962 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086957 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086963 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086990 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086964 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086989 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086961 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086976 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
UCHT010756 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
UCHT010757 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086955 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086959 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086996 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086992 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086970 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086993 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0087264 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086998 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111524 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
TENN-V-0086988 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Rumex obtusifolius
UCHT010758 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Rumex obtusifolius
UCHT013113 Jackson Tennessee
UCHT
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0107243 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0080324 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0075353 Warren Kentucky 07 Jul 1976
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111523 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0078002 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0006968 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0107251 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0006972 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0107250 DeKalb Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0075238 Warren Kentucky 04 May 1970
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0006971 Knox Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0075352 Warren Kentucky 04 May 1970
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0006969 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0075467 Hopkins Kentucky 24 Jun 1976
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0007048 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0075250 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0006967 Montgomery Tennessee 04 Sep 2010 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0077999 Ballard Kentucky 15 Jul 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0078342 White Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0075251 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0055331 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0088528 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0075249 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0078000 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111526 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111525 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111520 Carlisle Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0007047 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0077997 Warren Kentucky 27 Jul 1970 Kenneth Nicely
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111527 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111521 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0006970 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0077998 Ballard Kentucky 15 Jul 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0078001 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
HTTU026012 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Rumex obtusifolius
HTTU012417 Tennessee
HTTU
Rumex obtusifolius
HTTU026014 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Rumex obtusifolius
UCHT035167 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Rumex obtusifolius
UCHT030802 Tennessee
UCHT
Rumex obtusifolius
N/A Franklin Tennessee 27 Jul 2007 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Rumex obtusifolius
UOS05031 Van Buren Tennessee 19 Jun 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Rumex obtusifolius
UTM01219 Henry Tennessee
UTM
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138029 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138051 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0051290 White Tennessee 12 Jun 1987 R.Kral
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0073012 Shelby Kentucky 30 Jun 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0013035 Union Tennessee
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0007046 Trigg Kentucky 23 Jun 1966
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0077680 Martin Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0088529 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0085713 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
APSC0111522 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Rumex obtusifolius
HTTU026013 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Rumex obtusifolius
HTTU019255 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Rumex obtusifolius
HTTU026011 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Rumex obtusifolius
UOS05029 Franklin Tennessee 02 Jul 1996 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138031 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138043 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138045 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138044 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138050 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138052 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138049 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138047 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138046 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138048 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138028 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138042 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
BRIT138030 Tennessee
VDB
Rumex obtusifolius
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