Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3540

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC, rare in Mountains

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
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 pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-02-008:
Rumex pulcher   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fiddle Dock


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image of Rumex pulcher

Gill Newberry    gn05_r_pulchar_closeup

May        

Pedicels ~ equal to or shorter than fruit (vs longer in R. obtusifolius), per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Rumex pulcher

Gill Newberry    gn05_rumex_pulcher_frutis

May        

Inflorescence branches spreading, making an angle of 60-90 degrees with axis, per Weakley's Flora.