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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-02-008:
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rumex pulcher

 

COMMON NAME:
Fiddle Dock


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image of Rumex pulcher, Fiddle Dock

Gill Newberry    gn05_r_pulchar_closeup

May        

Pedicels ~ equal to or shorter than fruit (vs longer in R. obtusifolius), per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Rumex pulcher, Fiddle Dock

Gill Newberry    gn05_rumex_pulcher_frutis

May        

Inflorescence branches spreading, making an angle of 60-90 degrees with axis, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-02-008:
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rumex pulcher

 

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3540

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC, rare in Mountains & NC Piedmont

Look for it in disturbed areas, bottomland fields, bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
6 sepals of two different sizes
Petals absent
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Brown
Nutlet

 

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