I usually need an app to tell me the ones with which I am not personally familiar, but I have found that, since starting to use one, my plant identification skills have jumped. Insect, too, actually.
Looks somewhat dandelion-esque, don't you think? The ones I am familiar with are similarly hardy, first-up and last out, pretty much, but I would expect to see spade-shaped tips, and a somewhat serrated edge to the leaves. Though I suppose it could be a cultivated variety, like and italian chicory or something.
I will be interested to find out. Good luck, and keep us posted.
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It does not look like th European Rumex, but more like Yellow Rumex.
However, the middle spine irritates me. It is quite strong and light-coloured, and the overall leave texture is quite smooth, so I would say a wild Chicory variety. I have those in the garden and they look very much alike.
Check where the root begins. For dock, it just tapers down and is not really visible whereas for Chicory you find something like a swollen top (like a carrot).
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Around here, curled dock has more reddish colors to it, but it definitely looks like it. Maybe the cool weather keeps it greener. It's very healthy, but I think it tastes terrible. Maybe I need to try to find some in cool weather. That in your picture looks more lush and less leathery that I'm used to finding.
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