Phenology update: curly dock

curley dock habit

Curly dock (Rumex crispus) is flowering and fruiting.  You can tell it apart from Broadleaf dock (Rumex obtusifolius) by looking at the calyx on the fruit (wing on the seeds).  Curly dock (seen below) has smooth edges whereas broadleaf dock has small teeth on the calyx.  Follow this link to see pictures http://www.missouriplants.com/Greenalt/Rumex_obtusifolius_page.html

curley dock inflorescence

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My name is Eric Boyda and I am the current coordinator of the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership. My interests include increasing the awareness of invasive plants and helping individuals or groups plan control strategies.

Posted on May 15, 2013, in Invasive phenology updates and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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