Rumex crispus

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Legend for Species Pages

Curled Dock

Rumex crispus
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Occasional
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – Yes
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


Edible: young leaves can be eaten raw (but are a little tough and coarse), or steamed, or added to other cooked dishes. Older leaves are bitter unless slightly parboiled.

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Szczawinski & Turner, Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, ISBN 0-88902-752-8