A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Polygonaceae

Scientific Name

Eriogonum latifolium

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Common Name 

coast buckwheat

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Polygonum paronychia

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Common Name 

beach knotweed

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Rumex acetosella

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Common Name 

sheep sorrel

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS,SW, CDF, RF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Rumex crassus

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Common Name 

willow-leaved dock

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Rumex crispus

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Common Name 

curly dock

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

FM, SW, AW, BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Rumex occidentalis

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Common Name 

western dock

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

FM, BM

Other

N/A

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Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).