Rumex crispus, Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Yellow Dock,
Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, חומעה מסולסלת

Scientific name:  Rumex crispus L.
Common name:  Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock
Hebrew name:  חומעה מסולסלת
Family:  Polygonaceae, ארכוביתיים

Indigenous flowers of Israel
Location: Sharon, Netanya, Dora’s Pool

Life form:   Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire
Flowers:  Green, yellow
Flowering Period:   April, May, June, July, August, September
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Rumex crispus, Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, חומעה מסולסלת
Location: Sharon, Netanya, Dora’s Pool


Derivation of the botanical name:
Rumex , the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels.
crispus, curled; curly haired.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Israel, Botany, Palestine, Nature
Location: Sharon, Netanya, Dora’s Pool