[Docks and Sorrels: The Genus Rumex East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Curly Dock, Sour Dock

Rumex crispus

Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus

Close-up of the winged fruits of Curly Dock, Sour Dock: Rumex crispus (Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the winged fruits of curly dock. Note the netted pattern of veins on the deltate- or triangular-shaped wings. Photographed along Crab Creek in central Washington..........June 22, 2006.

Close-up of the wavy-margined leaf of Curly Dock, Sour Dock: Rumex crispus (Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus)

The photo above shows a close-up of a stem leaf of curly dock. Note the very wavy leaf margin, a characteristic of this species. Photographed along Crab Creek in central Washington.........June 22, 2006.

Curly Dock, Sour Dock: Rumex crispus (Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus)

Curly dock as seen along the Grande Ronde River in Asotin County, WA........May 21, 2010.

Close-up of the winged fruits of Curly Dock, Sour Dock: Rumex crispus (Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the winged fruits within the inflorescence of curly dock. Photographed at Catherine Creek in the Columbia River Gorge........July 7, 2006.

Crisped-margined stem leaf of Curly Dock, Sour Dock: Rumex crispus (Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus)

Curly Dock, Sour Dock: Rumex crispus (Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus) - Inflorescence of Curly Dock, Sour Dock: Rumex crispus (Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus)

Additional close-up photos of curly dock as seen along Ramsey Canyon Road to the south of Condon, OR........June 30, 2010.

Paul Slichter