Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1285

Forb
Winter annual
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields (especially sandy fields in the Coastal Plain), roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy-yellow/ Pinkish-red
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 hastatulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rumex hastatulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-02-002:
Rumex hastatulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Acetosa hastatula

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Dock, Sourgrass, Heartwing Sorrel, Wild Sorrel


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JK Marlow    jkm0502f_14

February    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Leaves arrow-shaped with spreading basal lobes, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

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JK Marlow    jkm0304m_03

April    Colleton County    SC

Colorful masses in sandy fields in Coastal Plain, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120404_520

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120404_520b

April    Greenville County    SC

Tiny flowers on upper half of stems (plants dioecious), 3-10 per tuft, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm120404_520c

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120404_527

April    Greenville County    SC

Slender ridged stem, 1 to several from basal rosette, branched above middle, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm120404_527b

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120415_087

April    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120415_087b

April    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm130406_847

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Leaves 3-lobed: terminal lobe linear-oblong, lateral spurs present or not, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4211_183

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm42510_090

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm43011_105

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Inner sepals cordate with a wide, membranous, erose wing, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_77

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Enlarged wing-like heart-shaped sepals encase the nutlet, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.