L., Sp. Pl. 336 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Fiddle dock, red dock.
Stem erect to c. 60 cm high, with stiff spreading branches; radical leaves puberulent, 3-13 x 1-3 cm, oblong-cordate, often contracted in the centre.
Clusters 6-12-flowered, distant, in racemes leafy towards the base only; valves ovate-triangular, c. 5 mm long, all bearing an oblong tubercle or 2 with undeveloped tubercles, reticulate, bordered on each side by 3-5 rarely more rigid teeth.
Image source: fig. 99l in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Lamp & Collet (1976) A field guide to weeds in Australia, p. 275.
2 subspecies in Australia.
Flowering time: seeds c. 1.5 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, very light — coloured.
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