Common name: Clustered Dock
Rumex conglomeratus Murray APNI*
Description: Slender perennial 30–80 cm high, mostly erect, often branching from below the middle.
Basal and lowermost stem leaves petiolate, petiole usually as long as lamina; lamina oblong to ovate, to 6 cm long, 3 cm wide, flat, apex rounded to obtuse, base slightly cordate or truncate.
Flower whorls distant and each whorl mostly subtended by a leaf; whorls many-flowered. Fruiting valves 2.2–3.2 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, with callosity large and covering most of valve surface. Fruiting pedicels about as long as valves, articulate ± at middle.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of Eur. and SW Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Weed of cultivation and pasture. See also Weeds in Australia profile compiled by K.L. Wilson & P.G. Kodela (2007).
Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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