A common plant worth cultivating. Grows as a rosette of leaves about 6 to 10 inches long. Upon flowering it sends up a single stalk of small inconspicuous flowers borne in whorls that yield buckwheat-like seed. Roots are 1/2" thick and 8" to 12" long, but larger in cultivation. (Rumex crispus)
Medicinal: A gentle laxative, astringent, alterative, and mild tonic. It has an action on the bowels operating without pain or discomfort. Used in ointments for skin irritations.
Growing instructions: Perennial in zones 3-9. Germination at 70°F in 7 to 14 days, though could take much longer. A light dependent germinator. Direct sow. Full sun Grows 6" to 36" tall. Scatter seed on bare soil and keep weeded until emergence
Packet: 0.30 g - approximately 270 seeds