YELLOW DOCK (Rumex crispus)
April 1, 2012
Here in Atlanta you will find two docks, yellow dock and bitter dock (Rumex obtusifolium) There are a couple basic ways to distinguish between the two. The edges of yellow dock are much wavier (crispy) and the leaves are longer and thinner, more of lanced shaped. Also, you can often find the flowering spikes from the previous year. If you look at the winged seeds, the edges of the yellow dock are smooth, while on the bitter dock they will have sharp points.