Rumex crispus L.

Curled Dock

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Curled Dock ( Rumex crispus ) is a robust, tap-rooted perennial 50-150 cm high, with numerous stiff branches held more or less upright. The tap-root can reach 3 m in depth. It has a basal rosette of big leaves at ground-level. These basal and the lower stem leaves have a stalk that is shorter than the blade. ... source: Weeds in Australia

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