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Wild Rhubarb (Rumex crispus) also known as Curly Dock
growing along the Pine Creek trail in Red Rocks, Nevada. April 2008.
The peaks in the background are :
Pine Creek Peak (upper left side of the photo) and Mescalito (upper center)
Rumex crispus belongs to the Buckwheat Family. Its leaves are green but the stems, flowers and later the seeds are all reddish brown. This plant is widespread in North America.