This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Dock, Sorrel
- Edible Plants, Herbs, Poisonous Plants
Uses include flavoring of soups, butters, omelets
- Perennial, biennial, or winter annual herbs; leaves mainly basal, alternate, simple; flowers small, in terminal, branched clusters, reddish; fruit a reddish brown, 3-angled achene.
- 3-4 ft.
- 12 in.
- USA, NC
- Poison Part:
- Leaves in large quantities and if not cooked properly.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis.
- Nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting, headache.
- EDIBLE PARTS: Leaves, flowers and seeds. HARVEST TIME: Only collect plants from areas you know have NOT been treated with pestic
- Toxic Principle:
- Soluble oxalates.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas in pastures, fields, roadsides.
NCCES plant id: 420