Large, with a huge carroty root

vjrnts(zone 6, NY)May 10, 2014

What is this? I was clearing out an overgrown garden bed, and I dug up a number of these. Tenacious buggers.

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bubbleoffplumb(z6 NY)

Rumex crispus?
curly dock

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 1:51PM
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vjrnts(zone 6, NY)

Hmmm, sure looks like it! I found a picture of the roots, too, and they looked very familiar! Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 4:12PM
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Looks also like it could be a very well established horseradish? At least that's what it reminds me of when I'm trying to dig mine out. Break a stem and smell it.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 7:00PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

round up kills tons of it in my yard.. you will rarely dig out all the root .. when you have lots to do ...

its a weed ...


    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 8:19PM
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vjrnts(zone 6, NY)

olychick, my first thought was horseradish too, but alas, no horseradish smell. Too bad, I like horseradish!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 10:00PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Yes, it is Rumex crispus or yellow dock. If you wish to know the why of that name, cut open the root. It is yellow. I just harvested a bucketful out of the garden for herbal use.


    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 10:03PM
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