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Rumex hastatulus (Heartwing sorrel)
Bruso, George H.

Rumex hastatulus

Rumex hastatulus Baldw.

Heartwing Sorrel, Heart-wing Sorrel

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


USDA Symbol: ruha2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Heart-wing Sorrel is a member of the buckwheat family (family Polygonaceae) which includes mostly herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with small flowers in racemes, spike-like clusters, or in heads. Stems commonly have swollen nodes.


From the Image Gallery

6 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , OK , PA , SC , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1027 Collected 2007-05-18 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rumex hastatulus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rumex hastatulus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rumex hastatulus


Record Modified: 2023-01-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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