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Rumex acetosa
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Rumex acetosa

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma nigerrima @ BPI (2)
Aphididae  Myzus ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Macrophoma straminella @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta straminella @ BPI (1)
Helotiaceae  Heteropatella cercosperma @ BPI (1)
Membracidae  Stictocephala lutea @ AMNH_ENT (4)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ovularia obliqua @ BPI (3)

Ramularia pratensis @ BPI (13)

Ramularia rumicis-crispi @ BPI (1)

Rhabdospora cercosperma @ BPI (1)

Rhabdospora pleosporoides @ BPI (4)

Septoria acetosae @ BPI (2)

Septoria rumicis @ BPI (5)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora rumicis @ BPI (50)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia acetosae @ BPI (85)

Puccinia hultenii @ BPI (1)

Puccinia nepalensis @ BPI (1)

Puccinia phragmitis @ BPI (14)

Puccinia trailii @ BPI (14)

Uromyces acetosae @ BPI (23)

Uromyces rumicis @ BPI (3)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago goeppertiana @ BPI (5)

Ustilago kuehneana @ BPI (29)

Ustilago stygia @ BPI (10)
_  Depazea acetosae @ BPI (1)

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Rumex acetosa L.
garden sorrel

Image of Rumex acetosa

General Information
Symbol: RUAC2
Group: Dicot
Family: Polygonaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I,N,N?
GL   I,N
L48   I,N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Jose Hernandez. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . Japan, Okitsu. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 654. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .




Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Polygonales
Family Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Genus Rumex L. – dock
Species Rumex acetosa L. – garden sorrel

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Rumex acetosa . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Rumex acetosa</i>
L. ssp. <i>
acetosa </i>
Rumex acetosa ssp. acetosa
garden sorrel Distribution of <i>
Rumex acetosa</i>
L. ssp. <i>
(Jacq.) Á. Löve
Rumex acetosa ssp. alpestris
garden sorrel Distribution of <i>
Rumex acetosa</i>
L. ssp. <i>
Rumex acetosa ssp. pseudoxyria
garden sorrel Distribution of <i>
Rumex acetosa</i>
L. ssp. <i>
(Fingerh.) Hayek
Rumex acetosa ssp. thyrsiflorus
garden sorrel

Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Arkansas Rumex
Noxious weed

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Alaska FAC
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

Related Links

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (RUAC2)
Flora of North America (RUAC2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (RUAC2)
Kemper Center for Home Gardening (RUAC2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (RUAC2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (RUAC2)



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