Rumex alluvius F.C.Gates & McGregor
Rumex crispus odontocarpus Sándor ex Borbás
Rumex ussuriensis Losinsk.
Rumex stenophyllus is a herbaceous perennial plant with erect stems that are usually branched above, growing from a large, vertical rootstock that is around 10mm in diameter; the plant can grow around 40 - 120cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use in cosmetic preparations.
Temperate Eurasia - western Russia to Ukraine and Germany, east to western Siberia central Asia, Mongolia, northern China, Russian Far East and Korea
Water sides, field margins, moist valleys; at elevations from 200 - 1,200 metres[
]. Solonetz soils, boggy and wet places in the steppes[
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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 flowers, leaves and stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[