Broadleaf dock is a perennial plant in the family Polygonaceae. Due to its hardiness, it is a highly invasive species in many areas.

Broadleaf dock can be abundant in soils which lack Calcium and Potassium but high in metals like Zinc, Copper, Iron and Magnesium.

The adaptability of this plant is derived from its abundant seed dispersal, adaptability to reproduce, aggressive roots, ability to tolerate extreme climates, and hardiness.

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