Curly Dock - Rumex crispus
Type: Perennial weed
- Flowers: Green flowers.
Habit: grows in wet areas and is frequently associated with
overwatering or standing water in low areas.
Characteristics: A member of the buckwheat family, it has
characteristic jointed stems, a membranous sheath at the leaf base,
and usually swollen nodes.
Growth: The mature plant has stout stems and can be 2 to 5 feet (0.6
- 1.5 m) tall. Succulent cotyledons are 3 times long as they are
Propagation: From cuttings of its thick and fleshy taproot, and
seeds dispersed by wind and water.
Scientific Source: U. California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Photos Source: Courtesy S.P. Johnson