bitter dock

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bitter dock

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb, the leaves of which contain tannins and oxalic acid, an astringent. It has been used as a laxative, for skin rashes, itching and toothaches, and internally for menopausal symptoms.
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Agrostis gigantea and Dipsacus fullonum occur in the open mesic woods and wet meadow on the north, Prunella vulgaris occurs in the Carex sterilis dominated sedge meadow east of the central mesic woods, Rumex obtusifolius and Solanum duleamara occur in the large seep and lower quality fen in the southwest corner of the site, and Schedonorus arundinaceus occurs in the marl run of the calcareous fen west of the central mesic woods.
Interactions between the Chrysomelid beetle Gastrophysa viridula, the weed Rumex obtusifolius, and the herbicide asulam.
Effects of nitrogen fertilization and cutting frequency on the competitive ability and the regrowth capacity of Rumex obtusifolius L.
Biological flora of the British Isles: Rumex obtusifolius L.
61 14 Phaseolus vulgaris - - - Piper auritum - - - Plantago hirtella - - - Plantago lanceolata - - - Portulaca oleracea - - - Rumex obtusifolius 25.
2% of the total flora) from our study sites including the graminoids Agrostis gigantea and Microstegium vimineum, and the forbs Myosotis scorpioides, Rumex obtusifolius and Stellaria graminea.
The effects of chrysomelid beetle grazing and plant competition on the growth of Rumex obtusifolius.