(Rumex sanguineus) Perennial in the Buckwheat Family. Arrowhead-shaped leaves, to 12” tall. Astringent, lemony taste characteristic of plants containing oxalic acid (like chard, spinach). Is high in vitamins A & C and contains calcium, phosphorus, potassium, & magnesium. A little goes a long way in a salad, or steamed to dress an entrée. As an ornamental, works well on borders.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Sow in Spring. Thin to 8” apart. Drought-tolerant once established. Harvest leaves as desired. Cut down flowering stocks to encourage more vegetative growth if desired. Self-sows.
Contains 50 seeds