Rumex crispus

Curly Dock


Narrow-leaved Dock, Rumex elongatus , Sour Dock, Yellow Dock

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Basal rosette
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Entire and extremely wavy
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Spatulate to long oval-shaped
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Thick branched taproot
Flower Color: Greenish sepals becoming reddish brown at maturity



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Asulam, Atrazine, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, MCPA, Mecoprop-p, Sulfentrazone, Triclopyr

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.