Dock, Yellow (Rumex crispus) seeds, organic

$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

    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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