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JoybellJoybell Posts: 126

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Hi everyone,

Hoping you can help identify this plant, I found it growing in between the paving slabs last year and decided to pot it up as I had not seen it before. It is now 12" high and wide .Thanks

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  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    I get hundreds of these tiny seedlings.

    I think its sorrel.. Long tap roots.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    Just don't let it seedimage

    Rumex sanguineus, red veined dock. Came from nowhere to my garden, now it's everywhere though I can't remember ever having seen it flower and seed.

    Quite pretty in leaf though, adds a little something to the lawnimage

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    Red veined sorrel (aka Bloody sorrel)?

    Edit: Oops - I think nut has it right - red veined dock!

    Also known as Bloody dock (but I call all dock plants that!) image

    Edit 2: Same thing and apparently you can eat it but not sure I would:

    http://www.gardenbetty.com/2014/11/bloody-dock-not-as-macabre-as-it-sounds/

     

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,568
    I grow it as red veined sorrel - we eat it in soups etc as with other sorrel.
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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Presumably related to bloody sycamore and bloody dandelions?

  • JoybellJoybell Posts: 126

    Thanks for answering so quickly. I think I will keep it but just make sure it does not seed itself.

     

  • Dove - does it taste quite hot? It looks like a plant that came up in a salad leaf seed mix I grew once.

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