CampderŠ, Monogr. Rumex 64 (1819).
Synonymy: Rumex alcockii
Common name: Swamp dock, slender dock.
Few-branched erect perennial to c. 1 m high; leaves mostly radical, 3-13 X 1-4 cm, oblong-cordate or almost hastate, petiole 2-10 mm long.
Clusters 5-16-flowered, distant, forming long racemes which are leafless except at the base; valves to c. 4 mm long, with a long hooked point and 2 or 3 long hooked bristles on each side, reticulate, the midrib thickened but without a tubercle.
Seeds c. 1.5 mm long, triangular.
Image source: fig. 99d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 234.
S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States. Naturalised in Britain.
Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.
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