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Rumex hastatulus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Hastate-leaved dock, Sorrel, Sour dock
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Perennial, biennial, or winter annual herbs; leaves mainly basal, alternate, simple; flowers small, in terminal, branched clusters, reddish; fruit a reddish brown, 3-angled achene.
Season:
Spring into summer
Height:
1-3 ft.
Foliage:
Simple, usually alternate leaves often form a membranous sheath around the stem above the node
Flower:
Small flowers in a radially symmetrical raceme or spike-like cluster; 3 to 6 petal-like sepals; 3 to 9 stamens; small, hard, seed-like 3-sided to lens-shaped fruit
Site:
Old fields
Poison Part:
Leaves in large quantities and if not cooked properly.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis.
Symptoms:
Nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting, headache.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Leaves, flowers and seeds. HARVEST TIME: Only collect plants from areas you know have NOT been treated with pestic
Toxic Principle:
Soluble oxalates.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Weedy in disturbed areas in pastures, fields, roadsides.
Life Cycle:
Annual

NCCES plant id: 2713

Rumex hastatulus Rumex hastatulus
chapstickaddict, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Rumex hastatulus Rumex hastatulus
chapstickaddict, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0