Rumex hymenosepalus

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Rumex hymenosepalus
Rumex hymenosepalus 2.jpg
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rumex
Species: R. hymenosepalus
Binomial name
Rumex hymenosepalus
Torr.
Synonyms

Rumex arizonicus
Rumex hymenosepalus var. salinus
Rumex salinus
Rumex saxei[1]

Rumex hymenosepalus, commonly known as canaigre, ganagra, wild rhubarb, Arizona dock, and tanner's dock,[2] is a perennial flowering plant which is native to the western United States and northern Mexico. It has been cultivated in the southwestern United States for the roots, a good source of tannin, which is used in leather tanning. It also yields a yellow dye.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rumex hymenosepalus. Flora of North America.
  2. ^ USDA GRIN taxonomy
  3. ^ Canaigre. drugs.com

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