|Scientific Name||Rumex hastatulus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RUHA2|
|Common Name||Heartwing Sorrel||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20938|
|Description||Habitat: Moist or dry sandy soils in disturbed areas, meadows, waste areas and roadsides.
Plant: Erect perennial, single or multiple stems, 4 to 16 inches tall; branching in upper 2/3.
Leaves: Mostly basal, few stem leaves, various shapes, obovate-oblong, ovate-lanceolate, or lanceolate; basal leaves often hastate with spreading lobes; 3/4 to 2-3/8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Male and female flowers on separate plants; racemes of flowers on upper 1/3 of leafles stems; flowers clustered in multiple whorls of 3 to 6 blossoms on short (less than 1/8-inch long) pedicels, spaced along stem; each small flower with no petals but 6 round or heart-shaped pinkish to greenish to red tepals (wings); short white stamens on male plants; no tubercules.
Bloom Period: Spring and summer.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, SEINet, "Forest Plants and Their Uses" by Miller, and "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States…" by Britton and Brown.
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