L., Sp. Pl. 335 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Curled dock.
Stem erect, 30-150 cm high, with short erect branches; lower leaves 3-30 x 1-8 cm, oblong-lanceolate, crisped on the edges.
Clusters many-flowered, approximate, leafy only near the base of the raceme, forming a long dense panicle; valves 3-6 mm long, broad-ovate, entire, cordate at the base, reticulate, often only 1 of the 3 bearing a well-developed ovoid tubercle.
Seeds c. 1.5 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, dull-red.
Image source: fig. 99g in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 235.
S.Aust.: GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. naturalised widely in all States. New Zealand. Native to Europe and North Africa.
Flowering time: Nov. — Jan.
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