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Rumex crispus

 
Rumex crispus
curly dock
Common name curly dock
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers greenish yellow (late spring)
Light sun-part shade

This upright-growng weed has popped up in a few places in our garden - and it's a difficult one to remove, with its taproots down to who knows where. Not a terrible weed though, and it has a certain architectural quality – the photos on this page were possible due to my explicitly allowing one stand to grow to the seed stage one year. I removed it before it could spread those seeds, though.

Rumex crispus
curly dock

This is a weed in our garden

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