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Scientific Name: Rumex sanguineus
Pronunciation: ROO-mecks san-GWIN-ee-uh
Common Name: bloody dock, red veined dock
Family Name: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves elliptic with wavy-crenate margins and red veins.
Course(s): HORT 2355


Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Herb, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Urban agriculture, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google Images . Wikipedia
bloody dock, red veined dock
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined
Surfaces:
Colour in Summer: Dark-green, Red, red venation
Colour in Fall: Green, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Crenate, Undulate (wavy)
Additional Info: Leaves variegated, crimson veined leaves, edible when young

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Not showy, Red, (green then red-brown)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul
 
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
 
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Red
  
Organ Modifications: Storage tap root

Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Root rot, Rust
 
Location(s):
(PHA) PolyHouse and Area
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