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Common Name: Red Veined Dock      Latin Name: Rumex sanguineus      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Rumex sanguineus

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Category: Perennial
Family: POLYGONACEAE
Genus: Rumex
species: sanguineus
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Growth habit: Rounded
Foliage: basal clumps of oblong to lance-shaped medium green leaves (2-6Ē long) which are attractively veined with red
Flowers: Does not always bloom. If it does, in early summer, loose star-shaped blossoms form on panicles up to 2.5 feet tall. Flowers are first pale green and turn reddish brown as they mature. Flowers are followed by reddish-brown fruit.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Does not tolerate dry soil. Forms deep taproot. Self seeds and can become invasive. To prevent reseeding, remove the flower stalks as soon as they form. Plant becomes tall and leggy if it goes to seed.
Pests and problems: Aphids, snails and slugs, rust, leaf spots
Uses: Perennial or vegetable garden, waterís edge (Iím growing it in my water garden, but also in the ground!)
Other facts of interest: The young edible leaves taste similar to spinach and add color to salads
Propagation: eed
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics:
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Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Coyote Ct, Mason Coyote ct Mason OH
Specimen: 126
Rumex sanguineus Rumex_sanguineus_foliage.JPG
Rumex sanguineus
Age: 2008
Planted By: Sue Trusty
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Rumex sanguineus Rumex_sanguineus_plant.JPG
Rumex sanguineus
Age: 2008
Planted By: Sue Trusty
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
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