Curly dock, Rumex crispus, non-native
- a dicot in the Polygonaceae family -

common in meadow and woodland
curly dock specimen in January before bloom stalks appear
curly dock plant specimen in early January, before bloom stalks appear.  Right - green seeds

This specimen is located in the east meadow. Seed stalks become the dominate feature by early summertime. The seeds are edible and a meal of choice for many KOP birds, mammals and even visitors. Dock is in the buckwheat family.
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