curled dock

Rumex crispus

Summary 1

Rumex crispus, the curly dock, curled dock or yellow dock, is a perennial flowering plant in the family Polygonaceae, native to Europe and Western Asia.

Curly Dock 2

Curly dock is a very common plant found in all of the US and parts of Canada. The scientific name is rumex crispus. It is an edible plant and has many different medicinal benefits. Ground up roots, leaves, and seeds help with diarrhea and constipation. It is not an indigenous plant to New Mexico. It was originally from Africa and Europe. The preferred habitats are disturbed soil, waste areas, roadsides, meadows, shorelines, and forest edges.

This plant has no predators because anything besides the roots, leaves, and seeds are poisonous. We determined that this plant has triangle seeds that can be turned into flour. Muelle rizado is the spanish name.

Resources 2

eattheinvaders.org
plants.usda.org

By 2

Andreyes, age 13
Hector, age 13

Sources and Credits

  1. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumex_crispus
  2. (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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