Common site in the Midwest…

The burnt orange look through out the countryside is curly dock-rumex crispus-is a member of the dock family of 125 plus species in the world.The flower clusters become brownish and most are perennials and occur in meadows,pastures,fields, and along roads.A lot of times the burnt leaves are used for arrangements.the young leaves have been used in salads or boiled as herbs and the leaves are  reputed to relieve the sting of nettles.

wpid-wp-1437344237708.jpegthanks to Roadside plants and flowers-Edsal.

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