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.
Click on an image to view a larger image
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants: Rumex pulcher (Fiddle Dock)
- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Rumex pulcher
- Southeastern Flora: Fiddle Dock (Rumex pulcher)
- Missouri Plants: Rumex pulcher
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower