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Spinach dock, Herb patience

Polygonaceae Rumex patientia L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Spinach dock is a strong growing perennial, reaching 5 feet when in flower. Rosette leaves are 8 to 12 inches long, tapering at both ends. Stem leaves are rounded at the base. Leaves are used as greens, especially leaves which develop in early spring. Leaf exposure is similar to that of spinach.

Season, seed to harvest: 4 to 5 months. Leaves available in early spring from established roots.

Production in U.S.: No data. Negligible.

Use: Pot herb greens.

Part of plant consumed: Leaves only Last update February 18, 1999 by ch