Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1286

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Piedmont)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Brown
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rumex obtusifolius   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-02-009:
Rumex obtusifolius   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bitter Dock, Broadleaf Dock


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image of Rumex obtusifolius, Bitter Dock, Broadleaf Dock

JK Marlow    jkm0505f_02

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Rumex obtusifolius, Bitter Dock, Broadleaf Dock

JK Marlow    s000510_b

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are wide, heart-shaped at the base, and lack wavy margins, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.