Acetosa sagittata

Family Polygonaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesArrow Dock, Arrowhead Vine, Dock, Rambling, Turkey Rhubarb
SynonymsRumex luxurians L.f.; Rumex sagittatus Thunb.
Growth formVine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus, Hydrochorous (buoyant seed)
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouthern Africa
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Oceania
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Garden escape, Grasslands, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Scrublands/shrublands, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wastelands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Sandy
Decade of introduction1900

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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