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

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