Rumex crispus,SE: Krusskräppa, Krusskräppa, krussyra, svinsyra,
DE: Krauser Ampfer, NL: krulzuring, UK: Curled Dock

Scientific name:  Rumex crispus L.
Swedish name:  Krusskräppa, krussyra, svinsyra
German name:  Krauser Ampfer
Nederlandse naam:  Krulzuring
English name:  Curled Dock
Family:  Polygonaceae, Skräppor

Sweden Flowers
Location: Jämtland, Ragunda

Life form:  Perennial herb
Stems:  Stems to -200 cm tall, simple or branching at the apex, erect, from a big taproot, herbaceous, glabrous, ribbed, becoming red with age
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire
Flowers:  Green, yellow
Flowering Period:  July, August
Fruits:  Fruit lacks teeth on the wing, is oval/triangular in shape, usually with all 3 seeds swollen, although with one often larger than the others. Achenes ferruginous
Habitat:  Coast, pastures, meadows, farmland and settlements

Swedish Wildflowers

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.

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