Species Detail

Rumex sp. L.
Dock; sorrel


Scientific Name:  
Rumex sp. L.
Common Name:  
Dock; sorrel
Myaamia Name:  
wiikapeepiikwi sheep sorrel
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Rumex sp. L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  young leaves called "slick dock" gathered and eaten as greens
No Reference Specified Use - Food  young leaves of "slick dock" eaten as greens; but not leaves of curly dock Rumex crispus. The "slick dock" they gathered had narrow; slick-looking shiny leaves [possibly the young leaves of various Rumex species: authors note] where the curly had wide; tough and curled-edge leaves
No Reference Specified Use - Food  young leaves gathered and cooked as greens. " It was used as a spring tonic for cleansing the body. The young leaves of poke; curly dock and lambs quarters were gathered near my house; mixed together and cooked with vinegar"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
No Reference Specified Use - Food  young and mature leaves gathered; cooked and eaten with butter and salt. "You can freeze leaves too; if the plants and patches are too big for one meal"
Botanical Sources  
Rumex sp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   One or a number of Rumex species could be referred to by "slick dock". In general; docks grow in wet areas moist soils; wetland edges; swamps or disturbed sites
Related Sources  
Rumex sp. L.
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