Curly Dock

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Seedling.  Key characteristics: cotyledons are smooth and spatula-shaped.

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Rosette.  Key characteristics: leaf margins are wavy and an ocrea is present.   Leaves begin to show purple coloration.

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Mature seedheads are rust-colored.

Seed.  Seed are ovate triangular in shape with sharp ridges, approximately 2.0 mm in length and glossy reddish-brown.

Life cycle: perennial.