Curly Dock

Curly Dock

Medium Allergenicity

Pollen Type: Weed

Cross-Reactivity: Bitter Dock, Yellow Dock, Sheep Sorrel

HS Allergy Extract: Dock/Sorrel Mix

Family: Polygonaceae

Genus/Species: Rumex crispus

Common Names: Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow-leaved Dock

Distribution: Throughout the United States.

Locations: Neglected or disturbed ground in open fields, pastures, hay fields, forages, and along roadsides.

Pollinating Period: June-August. Earlier in warmer areas.

Pollination Method: Wind-pollinated

Description: Curly Dock is a stout perennial 1½’-5‘. During the first year, the plant forms a dense rosette of long wavy-edged leaves on upright stems. The flowers grow in dense clusters at the end of the 1’- 2’ long branch. When in fruit during late summer and fall, the tops turn their characteristic reddish-brown.

Curly Dock