curly dock

(Rumex crispus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

curly dock

NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

Midwest

FAC - Facultative

Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

Nativity

Native of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Introduced and naturalized in North America.

Occurrence

Common

Habitat

Roadsides, fields, and disturbed sites.

Flowering

June to August

     
Flower Color

Yellow to greenish

     
Height

12 to 60

     

Identification

The stems become red with age.

The leaves are long and narrow, up to 6" long and 1" wide, on long petioles. They have a rounded to heart-shaped base. The leaf margins are wavy and crisped, hence the species name crispus. The upper leaf surface is dull, not shiny.

Flower stalks are jointed near the base.

The fruit has three membraneous sepals, called “valves”, each with an elongated, tuber-like projection, for a total of three tubercles per fruit. The margin the valve does not have conspicuous teeth. The fruit becomes dark brown with maturity.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Polygonaceae (buckwheat)

 

Subfamily:

Polygonoideae

 

Tribe:

Rumiceae

 
Synonyms

Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Rumex crispus ssp. fauriei

Rumex fauriei

 
Common
Names

curly dock

narrowleaf dock

sour dock

yellow dock


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

crisped

Referring to leaf edges that are wavy, the individual waves being wavy themselves with secondary waves.

 

petiole

The stalk of a leaf blade or compound leaf that attaches the leaf blade to the stem.

       

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Published on Oct 6, 2013

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus), also known as Yellow Dock, is a member of the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae). It is native to native to Europe and Western Asia.

 
     
  Curly Duck (Rumex crispus) - 2013-07-13
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Published on Aug 2, 2013

Rumex crispus ("Curly Dock" or "Yellow Dock") is a perennial flowering plant in the family Polygonaceae.

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De krulzuring (Rumex crispus) is een hemikryptofyte, vaste plant die behoort tot de duizendknoopfamilie (Polygonaceae).

 
     
  Curled Dock (Rumex crispus) - 2012-06-11
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Published on Jun 12, 2012

Curled Dock (Rumex crispus), also known as Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, sometimes as "narrow-leaved dock" (which properly refers to a variant of Sorrel), and ambiguously as "garden patience", is a perennial flowering plant in the family Polygonaceae.

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De krulzuring (Rumex crispus) is een hemikryptofyte, vaste plant die behoort tot de duizendknoopfamilie (Polygonaceae).

 
     
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Published on Jul 24, 2012

Curly Dock or yellow dock, is a nutritious and multi-purpose plant. Used as a medicine, dye, and food. Also... leaves could be harvested early before flowering, and can then be prepared much like spinach.

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  Weed of the Week #632-Curly Dock (From Ag PhD #632 5/16/10)
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The guys deal with this ugly weed, Curly Dock, in this installment of the Weed of the Week.

 
     

 

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