Taxon  Report   7215    
Rumex crispus  L.
Curly dock,  Curly leaved dock, Rhubarb
Rumex crispus
© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rumex crispus
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Rumex crispus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Rumex crispus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Rumex crispus
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Rumex
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rumex crispus ssp. crispus
More information about  Rumex crispus
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).