Plant ID forum: Does this look familiar to anyone?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 24, 2012 1:02 PM CST
~ Editing my original post to say the plant was identified as Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius)

I found another unknown plant popping up in a container on my deck. There is a lily of some sort (can't remember the name) growing in this pot and a few weeks ago I noticed something else sprouting in the container ... nothing I planted, so it's either a gift from the birds or was in the potting medium I used. I have no clue what it is so I thought I'd post a picture and see if anyone recognizes it. Probably a weed but it sure has pretty foliage:
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 24, 2012 1:19 PM CST

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That's a dock of some sort, I think. Genus Rumex.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 24, 2012 3:11 PM CST
Thanks Dave! I will have to do some research on that genus.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 24, 2012 3:30 PM CST

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Good luck on that one. I always seem to have the hardest time nailing down which species I'm dealing with when it comes to Rumeces.
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Horntoad
Aug 24, 2012 6:54 PM CST
It looks similar to Rumex obtusifolius. I find no record of it in Volusia County but it has been recorded in Brevard right below you, so there is a good chance it's in Volusia also.

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/rumob.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rumex-obtusifolius-foliage...

http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=RUMOBT
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2012 7:56 AM CST
Dave: Thanks for pointing me in the right direction re: Rumex.

Jay: Yes, R. obtusifolius was the closest match that I found when doing a google search; this photo that popped up at Florafinder matches my plant perfectly:

http://www.florafinder.com/LargePhotos/D9/Rumex_obtusifolius...


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