Genus: Rumex

dock

You will need to have all the parts of a plant and to select plants with mature fruit to identify most species of Rumex that occur in our area. For some species in the Full Key you will need to measure the length of the pedicel. The pedicels are jointed; include both the portions above and below the joint in the measurement. Reference: Rechinger (1937).

Family

Polygonaceae (buckwheat family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key