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Oval flattened green flowers in dense leafless spikes that do not spread outwards from the main stem.
Dark brown, round, winged seeds with oval warts. The wings do not have teeth, as is the case with Broad-leaved Dock.
Long, narrow and with curly edges. Up to 25cm in length. Curled Dock is named for it's curly leaf margins.
The leaves can be eaten raw in salads, lemon flavoured. They can also be cooked in a similar way to spinach.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Bitter Dock, Bloodwort, Coffee-weed, Curl Dock, Curly Dock, Garden-patience, Narrow Dock, Narrow-leaved Dock, Out-sting, Parell, Patience Herb, Sour Dock, Winter Dock, Yellow Dock.
Ditches, farmland, meadows, riverbanks, roadsides, wasteland, wetland, woodland.