Comb-seed Dock

Rumex nepalensis/
R. bequaertii

Rumex nepalensis, R. bequaertii, photo © by Michael Plagens

Weedy herb in a garden plot at Kitale, Kenya, Africa. Oct. 2016.

HERBACEOUS PLANT: An upright to partly decumbent herbaceous plant with several stems. The stems have longitudinal ridges. Mostly less than 1 m.

FLOWERS: The small green flowers are arrayed in evenly spaced clusters along a slender spike.

LEAVES: Leaves are broadly lance-shaped.

RANGE: This plant is reported in areas from West ot East Africa.

FRUIT: Soon after flowering the seeds develop a margin of hooked appendages.


Spike of developing seeds/fruit Rumex nepalensis/ R. bequeartii photo © Michael Plagens

Polygonaceae -- Buckwheat Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 17 June 2017.