Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fiddle Dock (Rumex pulcher)

Rumex pulcher is known by the common Fiddle Dock. At our place, it wasn’t readily distinguishable from Rumex crispus in growth characteristics. It was only when I looked at photographs of the fruits that I discovered it.

The fruits and leaves.

A close up of the fruits.

Rumex pulcher
is native to Europe. In the United States, it grows in states south of a line from Pennsylvania-New Jersey west to West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma to Texas and New Mexico. It also grows in Connecticut, California and Oregon.

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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants: Rumex pulcher (Fiddle Dock)

University of North Carolina Herbarium: Rumex pulcher

Identification resources:

- Southeastern Flora: Fiddle Dock (Rumex pulcher)

Missouri Plants: Rumex pulcher

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