Rumex hastatus D. Don , Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 74 74 1825. (Syn: Rumex dissectus H. Lév.);
Afghanistan to S. Central China and NW. India: Afghanistan, China South-Central, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Arrowleaf Dock, Yellow Sock, Curled sock • Hindi: चुर्की Churki, चुर्का churka• Urdu: Khatti Buti;


HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID – Rumex (?) :: ARKDEC-15 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Requesting to please provide ID of this herb captured at Mcleodganj, HP in October 2014.
Is it some Rumex?

Rumex hastatus I think

Thanks …

Request for ID – 140515 NS1 : 8 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2)
Request help identifying this plant spotted in Uttarakhand. This was flowering in end December.
Location: Sankri, Uttarakhand
Altitude:1950m / 6455 ft
Height of plant ~2ft

The Plant uploade seems to be Rumex acetosa

Looks a lot like the Rumex hestata we get here.

It does look like that. Thank you!

Rumex hastatus D. Don (Polygonaceae)

Rumex hastata deep pink flowered type

Plant for ID-PC-02-01.10.2015 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
please identify the plant from Uttarakhand.

Rumex hastatus

what strikes me is the garbage that people throw on land in public property

It hurts me as well.


Fruits & Vegetables Week: Rumex hastatus:
This tufted perennial of NW Himalayas has leaves with pleasant acid taste are eaten raw or cooked, also used in chutneys and pickles.

Local names
Kumaon: Amlora, chulmora
Punjab: Khattimal, katambal 

Wild Plant For ID : Uttarakhand : 220413 : AK-1 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Wild plant seen in Uttarakhand on 23/3/13.
Rumex species?

Yes, Rumex hastatus..

Rumex hastatus

Polygonaceae Fortnight: Rumex dentatus from from Kashmir-GSMAY20 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Rumex hastatus, photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir.

Polygonaceae Fortnight: Rumex dentatus from from Bhimtal and Kausani-GSMAY18 : 3 posts by 3 authors.
Rumex hastatus photographed from Bhimtal and Kausani in Uttarakhand

Loved the second click!

Rumex hastatus, photographed from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.



Polygonaceae Fortnight :: Rumex hastatus from Simla :: ARKMAY-09 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Attached are pictures of Rumex hastatus from Simla captured in May 2010.
Kindly validate.

Thanks for sharing your pictures … I think your ID is correct.

POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Rumex hastatus from Uttarakhand_DSR_21 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Rumex hastatus D. Don is a common herb in in Mid Hills of Uttarakhand.

Clear view of characteristic hastate leaves…thanks …

Polygonaceae Fortnight : 1 – 14 May 2014 : Rumex hastatus : Kenya : 140514 : AK-7 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Seen growing wild in Nairobi, Kenya.


Polygonaceae Fortnight : 1 – 14 May 2014 : Rumex hastatus : Uttarakhand : 140514 : AK-14 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Seen in Uttarakhand, near one of the lakes.

Polygonaceae Fortnight : 1 – 14 May 2014 : Rumex hastatus : Kashmir : 150514 : AK-20: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Seen growing wild on way to Srinagar.



Polygonaceae Fortnight- Rumex hastatus from Chakrata:: NS May 42 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).

This is one of the common species of drier rocky slopes..
Shots recorded from Chakrata this April..
I hope they belong to Rumex hastatus

Yes! Thanks for sharing!!


Polygonaceae Fortnight- Rumex hastatus from Shimla:: NS May 41 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Please confirm if these pics belong to Rumex hastatus..
Were shot from Shimla..

Yes! Thanks for sharing!


Polygonaceae Fortnight- Rumex hastatus from Dalhousie:: NS May 39 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Please validate if the pics attached with this  post belong to Rumex hastaus….
These were recorded from Dalhousie..

Yes! Thanks for sharing!

Chenopodium? : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).
I got this from a nursery where I was told it is some kind of a Saag. They were not clear about the name. Is it Bathua?

Looks like Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum.

Thank you. Are the leaves edible?

This photograph resembles to Rumex hastatus– an acidic tasting weed, indicator of heavy grazing. The leaves can be made into chutney. On the left side the pot shows Oxalis again a sour tasting herb.

Based on the names you gave I did some searches on Google. I feel the closest it comes to is like Chukka Koora, one form of Rumex (vesicarius)?

My conclusion was based on habit (somewhat spreading) and distinctly sagittate leaves. Rumex hastatus has similar leaves but plant is almost shrubby with much narrower leaves. To me it does not look like R. vesicarius whose leaves almost truncate at base:

Thank you, … I tasted a leaf, it’s very sour. Will wait for it to flower and then send you further pictures for confirmation.

here in Sabzi Mandi it is sold as Nari Ka Sag.

I think this should be Rumex hastatus ..

There should be no confusion in the identity of Rumex hastatus and Oxalis. The former of course is shrubby after many years, initially  or under shade, it can bear weak branches -half ascending type or haphazard.

Rumex hastatus/ABNOV15 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
This wild herb is in flower in many places. It covers the walls and crevices around where I live.
Arrowleaf Dock (Rumex hastatus)
Dal Lake, Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1750m approx.
12 November 2014.

Yes, Very good photographs

These plants are in full bloom dotting the hillsides. Here are a couple from todays walk.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1850m approx.
3 May 2015

nice. so they flower every six months?

Thank you … They have been flowering for more than a month now and I did post others in November. Unless I am confusing two separate species, these flower in autumn and again in spring.

We are having a good spring. After a good rhododendron flowering we are now enjoying musk roses, buttercups, St John’s worts and sorrel etc. Here are some photographs of how the Rumex hastatus is looking at present.

Rumex hastatus
Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
28 April 2017
Attachments (5)


SK473 02 APR-2017:ID : 15 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date : 28 March 2017
Altitude : 4400 ft.

Polygonaceae, possibly a species of Rumex

Thank you … but could not close in into the correct ID !

Please check for Rumex, member of Polygonaceae. Most probably Rumex hastatus.

Ye, Rumex hastatus is the closest match..

Looks like a Rumex sps. (Polygonaceae) to me.

Thank you all for ID.

Rumex hastatus D. Don
Nepali Names : कापु Kaapu  /  चरिमाल Charimaal / आदिमार Aadimaar / अमिली Amilee
Nagdaha, Lalitpur,Nepal 
Date : 14 April 2013
Elevation : 4500 ft.


Flower for Id – ID19022018SH1 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Flower for id pl.
Location –Pangot, Uttarakhand
Date – Nov. 2016

Rumex sp. … I think … Rumex vesicarius.

Thanks, …, for the initial id.
To me appears closer to images at Rumex hastatus rather than those at Rumex vesicarius
Pl. confirm.

rumex hastatus, near Sari village Uttarakhand : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
rumex hastatus
we saw this near Sari village Uttarakhand
at an altitude of about 6,500 feet
in the first week of may 2018

prolific flowering. more than what we see on the net. i love this. this an ethnobotanically imp plant. roots are part of a remedy for asthma


Rumex hastatus D.Don : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1) – 6 mb.

Location:  Harthok, Palpa
Date: 25 September 2019
Elevation:1400 m.
Habit : Wild

Attachments (1) – 6 mb.

Polygonaceae Fortnight: Rumex dentatus from Chakratapl validata-GSMAY19 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Rumex hastatus/Rumex acetosella from Budher caves Road, Chakrata, please identify.

I remember collecting this plant from Arunachal and Uttarakhand.

I think large and spreading habit confirms R. hastatus only

R.hastatus !


Pandukeshwar near Govind Ghat, Uttarakhand (June 09); Wild plant from Uttrakhand (090709SCS1) – indiantreepix | Google Groups




Rumex hastatus: 1 high res. image.
Location: Rajouri J and k
Date: 15-05-2021
Habit: Herb

Good capture, a click of leaves would have made it still better.


I’d request of Rumex sp.: 2 images.
Location Ganderbal j&k

Rumex hastatus D. Don !

Matched.. Thank you so. Much sir


Rumex hastatus D. Don: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Katkuwa, Surkhet,  Nepal
Altitude:  1000m.
Date:  02 April 2022
Habit : Wild 


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