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Taxon: Rumex crispus L.

Genus: Rumex
Family: Polygonaceae subfamily: Polygonoideae tribe: Rumiceae
Nomen number: 32530
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:335. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 10-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ°, CO°, FL°, IA*°, IL°, IN°, MI°, NC°, NE°, NV°, OH°, WY°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • curled dock   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • curly dock   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • sour dock   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • yellow dock   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • krultongblaar   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • weeblaar   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • zhou ye suan mo   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • patience crépu   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • reguette   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • rumex crêpu   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • krauser Ampfer   (Source: Galasso, pers. comm.) – German
  • romice conglomerato   (Source: Galasso, pers. comm.) – Italian
  • língua-de-vaca   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • labaça-crespa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • labaça-selvagem   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • paciência   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • krusskräppa   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kamchatka, Primorye
    China: China - Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [possibly]
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
    Malesia: Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    United States
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Central America
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay



Check other web resources for Rumex crispus L.:


  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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