Friday, February 17, 2017

Rumex paucifolius (Alpine Sheep Sorrel)

7/2/16 Trail to Horseshoe Meadow, 10,000' elevation,
Lone Pine Region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

7/9/16 Hwy. 108 (Sonora Hwy.), Toiyabe National Forest, 
Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Alpine Sheep Sorrel, Few-leaved Dock

SPECIES: Rumex paucifolius

FAMILY: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/2/2016

LOCATION: 10,000' elevation, trail to Horseshoe Meadow, Lone Pine Region, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA 


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous; stolons underground, densely tufted, taproot vertical; dioecious (some flowers bisexual). 

Stem: erect to ascending, clustered, 1--4(6) dm, branched or not, slender. 

Leaf: blade 3--7(10) cm, (0.6)1--3(4) cm wide, wide- or lance-ovate, base tapered, margin entire, flat, tip obtuse to +- acute. 

Inflorescence: terminal, generally open, interrupted, generally branched; whorls 3--10(12)-flowered; pedicels 1--3(5) mm, thread-like, joints +- swollen. 

Flower: inner perianth lobes 2.8--3.8 mm, 2.7--3.6 mm wide, widely ovate or +- round, base cordate or rounded-truncate, tip obtuse or +- acute; tubercles 0. 

Fruit: 1.2--1.8 mm, 0.8--1 mm wide, brown. 

Ecology: Moist places; 

Elevation: 1500--4000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, SNH, MP, W&I; 

Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Alberta, Utah. 

Flowering Time: May--Aug 

eFlora Treatment Author: Scott Simono

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