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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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