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Clustered Dock

Rumex conglomeratus

Clustered Dock, Rumex conglomeratus, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed along Sycamore Creek in the western slopes of the Mazatzal Mts., Maricopa Co., Arizona. 16 May 2010.

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LEAVES: Elongate leaves are relatively broad and the base may be tapered or heart-shaped.

Photo © by Michael Plagens

PERENNIAL HERB: Plants are mostly less than 1-½ meters in height. Usually with several closely grouped stems.

FLOWERS: Small green flowers with three reddish-green bracts each. Groups of flowers along the spikes may appear to be interrupted.

RANGE: Grows in moist spots within sycamore canyons. A native of Europe introduced by settlers.

FRUIT: Each single seed is enveloped in three papery wings.


Polygonaceae -- Buckwheat Family

More Information:

Arizona Naturalist
Sycamore Canyons
The Flora of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons


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