Acetosa sagittata (Thunb.) L.A.S.Johnson & Briggs

Rambling Dock

Perennial climber with long stems. Leaves arrow shaped with basal lobes widespreading, tip pointed. Leaf stalk at least as long as leaf blade. Flower heads in clusters of several flowers; summer to autumn. Fruiting stalks thin, jointed in lower half. Fruit swollen, papery, often pinkish. [Rumex sagittatus Thunb.]

S Africa

Naturalised weed of waste places, often in moist sandy soils.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Polygonaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Polygonaceae
genus        Acetosa Mill.