Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Rumex hastatulus Baldwin. Wild Dock, Heartwing Dock. Phen: Mar-Jun; Apr-Jun. Hab: Glades, barrens, xeric sands; eastwards in fields (especially sandy fields in the Coastal Plain), roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: E. MA, NY, IN, IL, MO, and KS, south to c. peninsular FL, TX, and NM. The eastern part of the distribution seems to be strictly or mostly in altered habitats, suggesting the possibility that the eastern extent (east of the Mississippi River) of the distribution is adventive.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl4, FNA5, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo3, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tx, Va, W, WH3

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