Wild Rhubarb (Rumex hymenosepalus)

Wild Rhubarb (Rumex hymenosepalus)

Rumex hymenosepalus, commonly known as canaigre, ganagra, wild rhubarb, Arizona dock, and tanner’s dock, is a perennial flowering plant which is native to the western United States and northern Mexico. It has been cultivated in the southwestern United States for the roots, a good source of tannin, which is used in leather tanning. It also yields a yellow dye.

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Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.

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