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 about the middle.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in eastern half of NSW; also LHI. Naturalised in temperate regions of all States except NT. Native of Europe, and the Mediterranean region to Central Asia; widely introduced elsewhere.
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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