Rumex nivalis

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Rumex nivalis
Rumex nivalis PID1431-3.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rumex
Species: R. nivalis
Binomial name
Rumex nivalis

Rumex nivalis (commonly called snow dock) is a species of flowering plant in the knotweed family. It is endemic to Europe.[1]

The plant was first discovered by Alexander Moritzi in 1836 in the Swiss Alps.[2] It is most plentiful at 7000 feet above sea level.[3]