Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rumex crispus L. image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illlustration

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Polygonaceae
Rumex crispus L.
curly dock, sour dock
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
crispus: curled
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 5' tall, stout forb; stems unbranched below the inflorescence, often reddish; taprooted
Flower: yellow to greenish, 6-parted, stalk jointed near the base; inflorescence 10" branched clusters becoming dense with age and interspersed with a few small leaves; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:dark brown, dry seed
Leaf:large, edges curled, larger ones with rounded to heart-shaped base
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Rumex elongatus Guss.

         
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