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NAME: Patience Dock

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Rumex Patientia / Polygonaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  garden patience, herb patience, or monk's rhubarb

CONDITIONS: full sun to partial shade, moist to well-drained soil
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

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lemony

RAW/COOK

late Spring-Fall

Leaves

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lemony

RAW/COOK

late Spring-Fall

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: moderate

 

COMMENT:  Excellent taste and texture raw. Used in salad or as a wrap, very nice mellow lemony taste, crisp when raw.  Cooks down to a ochre-like concoction that can be used as a sauce or in soups and stews.  * In this editor's opinion, Patience Dock is the best dock for eating raw, but not-so-much cooked, while Bitter-Round Leaf Dock and Curly Yellow Dock are best eaten cooked, but not-so-much- raw.

 

CAUTION: Cook with lid off to minimize oxalic acid, as with spinach.

 

NUTRITION / MEDICINAL:
https://www.natureword.com/tag/patience-dock-nutrition-table
https://draxe.com/sorrel/      

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  other species of dock, young corn

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:  “dark green to brown and dark grey dyes can be obtained from the roots of many species in this genus. They do not need a mordant.” Also used for caterpillar food (1)
 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rumex+patientia 

  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/rumex-ruminations  

  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumex_patientia

  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/dock.html (Curley Dock)

  5. https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3741 (recipe)

  6. https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/seasonal-recipes/easy-perennial-salad-greens-patience-dock-sorrel (recipe)

  7. https://medium.com/@2healthapp/patience-dock-the-healthier-green-1eebc089023c (recipe)

  8. http://romanianfoodblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/mancare-de-stevie-cu-orez.html (recipe)

  9. https://www.giverecipe.com/stuffed-dock-leaves (recipe)