Rumex hastatulus Baldw. - Wild Sorrel

Rumex hastatulus plant

Family - Polygonaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Rumex hastatulus stemStem.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Rumex hastatulus leavesBasal leaves.

Rumex hastatulus leaf

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Rumex hastatulus inflorescenceInflorescence.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Rumex hastatulus fruitsFruits.

Rumex hastatulus fruitsFruits of strong sun.

Flowering - April - May.

Habitat - Sandy open ground, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in a few scattered counties of southern Missouri. The plant is much less common than the similar R. acetosella L., which is an introduced species from Europe. Both plants have an acidic-sour taste when eaten. In the southeastern United States the plant is very common and can be seen along nearly every roadway.

Photographs taken in Kissimmee, FL., 2-12-03 and in Vale, NC., 5-11-03.


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