Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1284

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rumex crispus ssp. crispus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rumex crispus ssp. crispus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-02-006:
Rumex crispus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Curly Dock


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image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

JK Marlow    jkm160206_965b

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

JK Marlow    jkm000429_b

April    Greenville County    SC

Smooth, robust perennial to 4' tall, unbranched below inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

JK Marlow    jkm110507_298

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Roxanna Martin    rlm51311_85

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Roxanna Martin    rlm51311_88

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Pistillate flowers have 3 feathery stigmas, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Roxanna Martin    rlm51311_89

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Calyx has 3 narrow outer sepals & 3 inner sepals that expand in fruit, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Roxanna Martin    rlm5710_013

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Panicle composed of clusters of staminate and pistillate flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

JK Marlow    s000510_df

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves 15-25cm long, 2-6cm wide, undulate, base obtuse to cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

JK Marlow    s000521_c2

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Roxanna Martin    rlm61710_115

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Roxanna Martin    rlm6410_257

June    Spartanburg County    SC

In fruit the inner sepal usually has one well-developed tubercle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_160

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

JK Marlow    s000607_b2

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

JK Marlow    jkm151230_068

December    Greenville County    SC

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