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Curly dock (Rumex crispus) flowers occur in terminal panicles and axillary clusters.

Curly dock (Rumex crispus) flowers

Above the image shows that most flowers occur in panicles or branched racemes.  Below is shown that  flowers also develop in axillary clusters.

Curly dock (Rumex crispus) flowers

In early spring, flower clusters appear as large, white, conical clusters.

Curly dock (Rumex crispus) flowers

Open flowers are apetalous (they don't have petals), a characteristic of all plants in this family.  Generally they appear as green clusters.  Upon closer examination, one finds 6 sepals and a persistent calyx.

Curly dock (Rumex crispus) flowers




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