Curly Dock

Location: West Campus
Approximate blooming period: Summer

Curled dock, Rumex crispus

Origin: China, Japan, Korea, Tiawan 
Habitat: Open, moist disturbed areas, roadsides, abandoned feedlots and farmsteads, waste ground, fields, stream and pond borders
Height and Form: tall, bush-like plant 
Foliage and Bark: erect with red stems, long wavy, curled dark green leaves 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: greenish or pinkish, more reddish-brown with age, achene seeds 
Names: Curly-leaf dock, sour dock, yellow dock

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