||Rumex crispus L.
||sour dock, yellow dock
||Perennial with large, narrow wavy leaves in a basal rosette with a sparsely leaved flowering stem.
||Cotyledons are hairless and ovate at the ends of long, ridged petioles.
Young leaves form a basal rosette and have red speckling.
|True Leaves and Stem
||Stems are smooth, ridged, and often red. Leaves are alternate and have
an ochrea. Large mature leaves have wavy margins and very long and rounded.
|Flower and Fruit
||Flowers in clusters on the upper portion of the elongated stem. Flowers
are greenish in color and turn a deep red when mature. Fruits are triangular,
cork-like structure that contain the seeds.