Curled Dock

A. Burton A. Burton

Plant Bio

Common Name:Curled dock
Family:Polygonaceae
Genus:Rumex
Species:crispus
Classification/Rank:Aggressive or Under Bio-control
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• seen across the region from Atlin to Valemount. • indications that it can be a problem on acidic soils

Description

• perennial herb that grows 0.4 to 1.2 m tall
• stem is erect, solitary, and unbranched
• basal leaves are lance shaped with a rounded base; stalks are long, pimply, and finely hairy; stem leaves are alternate, reduced upwards becoming short stalked
• flowers greenish; inflorescence of numerous flowers in a large, dense, green, elongate panicle

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