Rumex wallichianus Meisn.
Rumex wallichii Meisn.
Rumex microcarpus is an erect annual plant with stems branched above; it can grow 40 - 80cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use in cosmetic preparations.
E. Asia - eastern and southern China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Taiwan, Yunnan), Vietnam, India
Moist valleys, field margins; at elevations from sea level to 2,200 metres[
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Rumex microcarpus has a wide range, being found in China growingfrom the temperate zone (hardiness zone 5 - 6) to the subtropics of southern China (zone 10).
Species in this genus generally succeed in a variety of soils, but they prefer deep fertile moderately heavy soils that are humus-rich, moisture-retentive and also well-drained, with a position in full-sun or part shade[
Being wind -pollinated, Rumex species usually hybridize readily, especially with other members of the genus they are more closely related to[
An extract of the aerial parts of the plant is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[
Seed - sow in situ