Polygonaceae
Rumex crispus

Curly Dock

Erect. Stems unbranched below flowering stalks. Leaves egg- to lance-shaped, wavy and crisped along edges. Flowers greenish to dull rusty brown in dense narrow whorls along branches and upper stem. An abundant plant that grows in disturbed soils and beaches at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--40 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Steens, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No