Rumex pulcher L.

Fiddle Dock

Perennial herb to about 50 cm high. Leaves ovate to oblong, sometimes fiddle-shaped. Flower clusters well separated and each cluster with 8-20 flowers; spring to summer.

Mediterranean, SW Asia

A native of the Mediterranean and SW Asia distinguished by the widely separated flower clusters with a leaf at the base and by the toothed fruit valves.

Naturalised in mostly moist ground of Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia (noxious).

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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Polygonaceae
genus        Rumex L.