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Pale Dock (Smooth Dock)

Rumex altissimus Wood

Polygonaceae (Smartweed Family)

▲ ▼ young stems

▲  flowering plant

plant at seed stage


*      simple perennial, rosette-forming, large tap-rooted weeds

*      usually found in pastures, range, abandoned fields; some in lawns

*      usually controlled by tillage or by post-emergent herbicides

*      inflorescence is a tall stem with terminal spikes of green flowers which mature to brownish seeds

*      pale or smooth dock

o   has rosette of light-green, smooth-edged leaves about 1-3 wide and 6-12 long

o   has more leaves on flowering stem, usually, compared to curly dock

o   produces similar inflorescence to curly dock


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