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Slender Dock - native (Rumex brownii)

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Family: Polygonaceae (Dock, Persicaria family).

Native of Australia.

Occurrence: A widespread and common dock. Roadsides, farmland, bushland and nature strips.


This is the most common of the native docks. The slender habit, the sparse (or no) branching, and leafless flower clusters are distinctive. Other docks with triangular, toothed fruit are densely branched, or have bracts that do not curve backwards.

Photos 1: Stem with fruit. Eureka.
2: Basal leaves. Doveton St nature strip. Castlemaine.
3: Slender Dock. Sutton Grange.
4: Slender Dock. Maldon.

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