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habit prior to flowering (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
lower leaf (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
the lower leaves are sometimes fiddle-shaped (Photo: Trevor James)
smaller upper leaves and flower buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of mature fruit (Photo: Jose Hernandez at USDA PLANTS Database)
seedling (Photo: Trevor James)
Rumex pulcher L. subsp. pulcher
Rumex pulcher L.
fiddle dock, fiddleleaf dock, fiddleneck dock, red dock
Native to northern Africa, the Azores, the Madeira Islands, the Canary Islands, western and southern Europe, hte middle-east and western Asia.
Widely naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. in some parts of southern and central New South Wales, in Victoria and Tasmania, in many parts of South Australia, and in the coastal districts of south-western Western Australia).
Fiddle dock (Rumex pulcher subsp. pulcher) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and Western Australia.
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