Dock, Red-Veined (Rumex sanguineus) packet of 100 seeds, organic

$2.95

Family: Buckwheat (Polygonacea)

Hardy to zones 3 to 11

Herbaceous perennial native to Europe, Southwest Asia and North Africa.  Attractive leaf rosette for trailside decoration or for the spring salad.  Leaves contain oxalic acid and overindulgence not recommended–this is a heathful and pretty garnish, not a main course.  Plant prefers sun to part shade and moist, even sodden soils of average fertility.  A good choice for the salad gaden, pond edge, bog, or moist woodland or shade garden.  Excellent container plant.  Sow seeds in the spring garden or in pots in the greenhouse.  Barely cover, tamp in well, and keep evenly moist and warm for germination in 1 to 2 weeks.  Very easy germ.  Thin or transplant to 1 foot apart.  Flowers to 2 feet tall.

100 seeds per packet, certified organically grown

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    Meghan

    Does anyone know how much oxalic acid bloody dock contains (compared to say, spinach or chard, which are also sometimes listed as high oxalic acid foods)?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Meghan, The bloody dock contains no more oxalic acid than these other greens–remember that oxalic acid is degraded by heating so these are good potherbs to steam before consumption. Otherwise just mix in salads with more neutral foods like lettuce–normally easily digested, no problem. r

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