L., Sp. Pl. 335 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Broadleaved dock.
Stem stout, to c. 1 m high; radical leaves large, sometimes to 30 X 14 cm, usually partly hairy, crenulate, cordate at the base.
Clusters many-flowered, approximate, naked or with only 1 floral leaf near the base of the long racemes; valves 4-6 mm long, ovate-triangular, obtuse, with about 3 teeth on each side below the middle, only 1 valve bearing a large tubercle.
Seeds c. 1.5 mm long, c. 0.7 mm wide, dull-red.
Image source: fig. 99j in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Keble Martin (1965) The concise British flora in colour, pl. 74.
S.Aust.: YP, SL, SE. W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Naturalised in New Zealand. Native to Europe and Asia.
Flowering time: Nov. — Jan.
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