Curly Dock
Fact File
Taken at Lindisfarne on 17th July 2008 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
 

Taken at Tyningham Bay on 18th September 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
 
Curly Dock.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Rumex crispus.
Polygonaceae.
Perennial.


Habitat:
Height:
Feature:

Roadsides, railway beds and car parks.
1 m.
There are over 200 members of the Rumex genus.
It can be used as a wild leaf vegetable; the young leaves should be boiled in several changes of water to remove as much of the oxalic acid in the leaves as possible. Dock leaves are an excellent source of both vitamin A and protein, and are rich in iron and potassium.