Rumex spp.
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Rumex spp.

veined dock
mountain sorrel
curled dock

  family polygonaceae 
  genus rumex 

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Genus  Rumex Species  spp. Variety  Cultivar  Common names  veined dock   mountain sorrel   curled dock Family  POLYGONACEAE Specimen number  S8806 Data source  ColorNat p15;BtrflyCa p159;BtrflyCa p163;BtrflyCa p167;DyeFib p115
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit    Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Rumex spp. is a host plant for the purplish copper butterfly as well as the ruddy copper butterfly and the great copper butterfly. The stems of Veined dock (also known as mountain sorrel and curled dock) as well as the leaves and the seeds and the roots have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. A range of possible colors can be produced by this plant including beige, medium brown, gold, yellow, orange, green and blue.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Lycaena helloides (purplish copper butterfly);Lycaena rubidus (ruddy copper butterfly);Lycaena xanthoides (great copper butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Stems   Leaves   Seeds   Roots Dye color  beige,medium brown,gold,yellow,orange,green,blue
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Rumex spp. most likely originates from North America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Rumex spp. is an herbaceous perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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