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Object ID:            2013.090.013

Title:                     Curly Dock/Yellow Dock

'Iipay Aa Name:  kish

Habitat:                North America

Description:         The family of my plant is Polygonaceae. It's 'Iipay Aa name is kish. It was used for its leaves, which were boiled as greens. Curly dock has a flower stalk, or inflorescence, that can grow up to a meter high. The plant is green and the flower stalks can vary in color. This one is rusty brown/red. This specimen was collected between 1978 and 1982 on the Barona Indian Reservation. Its scientific name is Rumex crispus. No notes were found on the original card from Elizabeth Windsong.

Dimensions:        H—16.5 W—11.5 inches

Kingdom:             Plantae (Plants)

Phylum:                Anthophyta (Flowering Plants)

Family:                  Polygonaceae

Genus:                  Rumex

Species:                crispus

Collector:              Windsong, Elizabeth

Identified by:       Windsong, Elizabeth

Preparator:          Vigil, Victoria