| Curled Dock |
| Rumex crispus|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-8) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (Yellow dock)
Ointment for skin eruptions and itchy skin is made by boiling roots in vinegar, then mixing softened pulp with lard or petroleum jelly. Various plant parts used with mordants yield yellow, green, gold and tan dyes.