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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
- Curled Dock (Rumex crispus) -
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(Curled Dock - 01)  Curled dock can grow up to four feet in height.  The tiny flowers of the curled dock are green, which turn a rich brown after they go to seed. The whitish dots in the center of the individual flowers are reflected light.  They bloom from June to August.  The curled dock gets its common name from its dark color (Old English "docce") when it goes to seed, and from the wavy and curled lanceolate leaf edges.









(Curled Dock - 03)  This is a small patch of curled dock that was growing just off the side of the road.  Their many tiny flowers grow in a raceme.




(Curled Dock - 04)  This is a photo of young curled dock.  The young curled leaves of the curled dock were eaten as a green vegetable.  George Washington Carver used the young curled dock stems as a rhubarb substitute in pies.  The leaves were also made into a tea and taken as a spring tonic and mild laxative.





(Curled Dock - 05)  The leaves of the curled dock grow alternately along the stem.  The tiny curled dock flowers grow in clusters and droop downward on individual stems.









(Curled Dock - 06)  This is a close up view of some of the curled dock flowers.  The shiny green structure in the center of each flower is the ovary.  This is just another of God's very interesting creations.






(Curled Dock - 06a)  This is another close-up of the tiny curled dock flowers.







(Curled Dock - 07)  Until we took these photos, we were unaware of the detail of the curled dock flowers.





(Curled Dock - 07a)  These macro-photographic images help us to better understand the nature and beauty of the curled dock, a member of the buckwheat family.







(Curled Dock - 08)  Most people recognize curled dock in its dried, brown-colored state.  These dried beauties are often incorporated into dried flower arrangements.














(Curled Dock - 09)  This is a close-up of the top of one of the dried curled dock.  The developed seeds can also be seen clearly.








(Curled Dock - 10)  In this close up photo, we can see more of the detail of the seeds and the dried petals or bracts, which resemble tiny stained glass windows when the sunlight shines through them.





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Presented here are just a few of the countless components of God's creation.  Just as we cannot have human and animal life without water and plants, neither can we have lasting peace without love and compassion.  It is our hope and prayer that this series will motivate people to live and act in a cruelty-free manner; that we would no longer hurt or destroy each other, the animals or our environment.

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