Rumex palustris

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Rumex palustris
Rumex palustris kz1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rumex
Species: R. palustris
Binomial name
Rumex palustris

Rumex palustris, or marsh dock,[1][2] is a plant species of the genus Rumex, found in Europe.

The species was mentioned by Leonard Plukenet, based on a collection made by Isaac Rand.[3] The authority of the accepted description, Rumex palustris, was James Edward Smith, in Fl. Brit. volume 1, on page 394 in 1800.[4][5]

The species epithet palustris is Latin for "of the marsh" and indicates its common habitat.[6]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Rumex palustris". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  3. ^  Boulger, George Simonds (1896). "Rand, Isaac". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 47. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  4. ^ "Rumex palustris Sm. is an accepted name". 23 March 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Polygonaceae Rumex palustris Sm". Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Archibald William Smith A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins, p. 258, at Google Books