Dock, Broadleaf

Rumex obtusifolius

Broadleaf Dock


Bitter Dock, Blunt-leaved Dock, Red-veined Dock

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit:   Rosette-forming
Propagation:   Seed and regeneration from taproots
Leaf Margin:   Entire and slightly wavy
Leaf Hairs:   None
Leaf Structure:   Elliptic to ovate
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type:  Taproot
Flower Color: Green racemes turning reddish brown



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.