Curly dock



Scientific Name Rumex crispus L.
Other Names sour dock, yellow dock
Life Cycle perennial
General Description Perennial with large, narrow wavy leaves in a basal rosette with a sparsely leaved flowering stem.
Seedlings 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.
Roots taproot
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.