Curly Dock, Sour Dock
Synonyms: Lapathum crispum, Rumex crispus ssp. crispus
dock as seen on the sandy beach along the Columbia River at The Dalles Riverside Park.........October 12, 2011. Note the unbranched stem which helps distinguish from the similar willow-dock (Rumex salicifolius).
Close-ups of the winged fruits of curly dock. Note the netted pattern of veins on the deltate- or triangular-shaped wings. Photographed at Catherine Creek.......July 7, 2006.
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 at Catherine Creek.........July 7, 2006.
Close-ups of some of the panicle branches in the inflorescence and the very wavy leaf margins on the basal leaf blades of curly
dock. Photographed on the sandy beach along the Columbia River at The Dalles Riverside Park........October 12, 2011.