Curled Dock

Rumex crispus


Curled dock, also known as Rumex crispus, is a plant that is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is commonly found in disturbed soils, such as along roadsides and in fields. The plant has long, narrow leaves that are dark green in color and have wavy, curled edges. The leaves are arranged alternately on the stem and can grow up to a foot long. Curled dock also has small, inconspicuous green flowers that grow in clusters at the top of the stem.

In terms of size and growth rate, curled dock can grow to be quite tall, reaching heights of up to four feet. It is a fast-growing plant, and can quickly spread and become invasive in some areas. Curled dock can be differentiated from similar plants by its curled leaves and green flowers.

When it comes to growing conditions, curled dock prefers full sun and moist, well-draining soil. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and can even grow in poor soils. To cultivate curled dock successfully, a grower might need to provide regular watering, especially during dry periods. It is not winter hardy, and will die back in cold climates.


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