Rumex crispus

Rumex crispus
Photo by Stickpen via Wikimedia Commons

Common names: curly dock

Rumex crispus (curly dock) is a perennial forb/herb (family Polygonaceae) found throughout California. It can grow in many habitats, including grassy places, waste ground, roadsides and near sand dunes but is primarily found in flood plains and in agricultural areas.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed RIC Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

There are no newsletter articles associated with this species yet.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

  • Aminopyralid: A new reduced risk active ingredient for control of broadleaf invasive and noxious weeds. Carrithers, Vanelle; Miller, Beau; Burch, Pat; Kline, Bill; Masters, Bob; Nelson, Jeff; Halstvedt, Mary; Troth, John; Breuninger, Jamie (2005)
  • Stowaways and invited guests: How some exotic plants reached the American southwest. Tellman, Barbara (1997)
  • Using Transline* herbicide to control invasive plants. Carrithers, Vanelle F. (1997)

Other Rumex crispus Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.