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Clustered Dock - introduced (*Rumex conglomeratus)

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Family: Polygonaceae (Dock and Persicaria family).

Native of Europe and south-west Asia.

Occurrence: Widespread. It has a preference for ditches and seasonally wet places. It is an environmental weed.


Clustered Dock is suspected of causing oxalate poisoning in stock, and is a noxious weed in parts of Western Australia.

Similar species: The very common Curled Dock also has rounded fruit with a raised swelling. It is a more robust plant, with denser clusters of flowers, and has larger leaves.

Photo 1: Clustered dock. Barkers Creek. 2: Flower clusters. The fruit are rounded. 3: Basal leaves.
4,5: Clustered Dock. Forest Creek.

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