Synonyms: Acetosa oblongifolia, Rumex crispatulus, Rumex obtusifolius ssp. agrestis, Rumex obtusifolius ssp. sylvestris, Rumex obtusifolius var. sylvestris, Rumex rugelii
The photo above shows a good close-up of the
strongly toothed tepals of of bitter dock, which along with the size of the
plant (up to a meter in height), large, wide leaf blades (See below.), and perennial
habit with strong taproot identify this species. Unless otherwise indicated, all photographs on this page were taken along
Road #23 at the Mt. Adams Viewpoint, about one-half mile south of the intersection
with Road #8810.
The photo above shows the leafy bracteate panicle
which makes up the inflorescence of bitter dock.
The upper (left) and lower (right) surface of the leaf blade of bitter
dock as seen on the southwest shoreline of Blue Lake, Dark Divide, Gifford Pinchot National Forest.........August 25, 2015.