Bloody Dock Seeds ✿ (Rumex sanguineus) ✿ 50+ Perennial Herb Seeds
Perennial. Rare. Rumex sanguineus, also known as Blood Dock or Sorrel.
Marvelous deeply veined foliage in deep blood red, it will tolerate full sun but must be kept moist at all times. Grows 18” tall.
Bloody dock is one of those edible ornamental foliage plants that have exotic look as well as taste.
It is a perfect plant for container gardening.
Eye-catching as it is, it is from the family of sorrels, so naturally it has that tangy, acidic flavor.
Bloody dock (Rumex sanguineus) goes by many names.
Bloody sorrel, Red-veined dock, Blood wort and wood dock.
It is native to Europe, northern Africa, and southwest Asia.
It is an herbaceous perennial, with bright rosette of lancer-looking leaves. Its green leaves have blood-red veins running all through them, thus the name red-veined.
Sorrel leaves can be used in salads to make it a feast to eyes, or in soups to get that lemony flavor, or even cooked like spinach.
Their lemony flavor is coming from Oxalic acid they contain, as such they shouldn’t be ingested in large quantities.
It is hardy to zone 4 and it will grow every year as a perennial in the zones above 4.