Linda Vick pulls it off -
These have no leaves and popped out of the ground seemingly overnight.
Came from China or Japan
. . . from Europe
and in my mind, Beautiful!
Curly Dock - Rumex crispus
Curly has long narrow leaf
Bitter Dock - Rumex obtusifolius
Bitter has short fat leaf
All of the Dock I've stopped to look at seems to be Curly.
This one was taken on the intersection of Argonne Rd and River Road in Endwell. MISSING 8/7/2012! Where did it go? weird.
Leaf of the above plant taken August 1, 2012. I'm not 100% sure but I think this plant is a Curly because the leaves are long, slender, and curled up.
Phlox - not wild
(5 letters in the name, 5 petals)
unlike Dame's Rocket with 4 petals
The green in the lower part of the picture shows how tall the plants are before they tip over.
may be Chinese Mustard