Dock, Yellow (Rumex crispus) seeds, organic

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$3.95

Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

Herbaceous perennial native to Europe and North Asia.  Members of this family (Buckwheat=Polygonaceae) are processed of an opalescent stipule that sheathes the base of leaf stem.  One of the pictures in the gallery demonstrates this phenomena.  The presencce of the ochrea is a good field identification for Polygonacea.   Back to yellow dock.  Traditional usage (TWM): laxative, iron supplement.  Deeply taprooted plant prefers moist ground, partial shade to sun.  Here’s a plant that will grow readily in clay!  Strew seed on disturbed soil in the fall, spring or summer.  Partial germ within a few weeks and ongoing germ for at least 3 years.  Flowers rusty-red to 3 feet.

Packet contains 100 seeds
5 g contains ~1,700 seeds
10 g contains ~3,400 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    MaryBeth

    Is this the same dock plant that grows wild in Ireland and is used to heal nettle stings? I would crush the leaves in my hand and place them on nettle blisters which would then immediately disappear with the pain.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi marybeth, yes, there are a large number of rumex species but is most likely you’re working with R. crispus, they are cosmopolitan. r

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  2. Tristan

    yellow dock for electric iron!!!

    Tristan (verified owner)

    Yellow dock is an electric, iron rich herb. This plant is a natural, non-hybrid plant made by God (of heaven). I thought this plant was an annoying weed for years because of the shagginess and how it looks until I found out the power of this herb and I realized I was the annoying weed. The seeds are full of love. Medicine is everywhere and this has been growing wild in my yard my whole life and I just found out what it is. You need iron from natural plants, not supplements! This plant is very prolific and I got a large amount of seeds from about 3 plants that never really grew that well in their location. Natural plants are electric and healing for the body. Hybrid plants are neither!

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    Luis (verified owner)

    Hey Richo
    I’m in central Florida, zone 9b, should I grow this in part shade?
    Also, if I start it now in the spring when should I harvest the roots for optimal value?
    It is my understanding the the leaves and the stems are edible, can they be picked throughout the season?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Luis, Yellow dock is a very sturdy plant and will grow in full sun to part shade regardless of zone. This is a favorite of wild foodies, mainly for the leaves, which can be consumed anytime, but are best when young and tender (like new growth from established plants harvested in the spring). Another part that is used is the seed, which is like buckwheat, and is harvested at the end of the growing season. The root is the part used in herbal medicine–a non-constipating iron supplement. richo

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    • Luis (verified owner)

      How long before harvesting the roots? When do I know it’s time?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi luis, thanks for contacting. you would benefit from having a copy of “making plant medicine” where harvest times are addressed. anyhow it makes sense to let them size up before harvest–harvest during dormancy after the first or second year of growth. r

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    • Fernando

      Hello! Is this yellow dock equivalent to regular dock for using locally as poultice? Thanks for your time!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      regular dock IS yellow dock

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