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Patience dock
(Rumex patientia)
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rumex
L. 1753
Teep species
Rumex patientia L.

Aboot 200


Lapathum Mill.
Bucephalophora Pau
Sources: ING,[1] UniProt,[2] ITIS,[3] IPNI,[4] GRIN[5]

Dock, raw (Rumex spp.)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 92 kJ (22 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.2 g
- Dietary fiber 2.9 g
Fat 0.7 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A equiv. 200 μg (25%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.04 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.1 mg (8%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.5 mg (3%)
Vitamin B6 0.122 mg (9%)
Folate (vit. B9) 13 μg (3%)
Vitamin C 48 mg (58%)
Calcium 44 mg (4%)
Iron 2.4 mg (18%)
Magnesium 103 mg (29%)
Manganese 0.349 mg (17%)
Phosphorus 63 mg (9%)
Potassium 390 mg (8%)
Zinc 0.2 mg (2%)
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

The docks an sorrels, genus Rumex L., are a genus o aboot 200 species o annual, biennial an perennial yerbs in the buckwheat faimily Polygonaceae.

Members o this faimily are very common perennial yerbs growin mainly in the northren hemisphere, but various species hae been introduced almaist everywhaur.

Some are nuisance weeds (an are sometimes cried dockweed or dock weed), but some are grown for thair edible leaves.

Rumex species are uised as fuid plants bi the larvae o a nummer o Lepidoptera species - see leet o Lepidoptera that feed on Rumex.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Rumex". Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 2006-02-20. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. UniProt. "Genus Rumex" (HTML). Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  3. "Rumex graminifolius J.H. Rudolphi ex Lamb.". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  4. International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  5. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (2005-08-04). "Genus: Rumex L.". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-07-02.