|Scientific Name||Rumex pulcher||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RUPU3|
|Common Name||Fiddle Dock||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20942|
|Description||Habitat: Moist or dry areas along roadsides, streambanks, waste areas.
Plant: Erect perennial, 8 to 24 inches tall; upper portion very flexible.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves, various shapes, including oblong, oblong-ovate, sometimes broadly lanceolate, and fiddle-shaped; 1-1/2 to 4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Large panicle of flower clusters on upper 2/3 of plant, 10 to 20 blossoms grouped together in whorls spaced along stem; each small flower with triangular tepals; larger seed pod with toothed wings (valves) below a whitish tubercle.
Bloom Period: Late spring and summer.
References: SEINet, Jepson eFlora, Catnapin.com, and Wikipedia.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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