Rambling Dock

Other names: Turkey Rhubarb, arrowhead vine, potato vine, rambling dock or climbing sorre 

Scientific name: Acetosa sagittata

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Arabic names:   البطاطا الحلوة (al bataatah al hulwah) 

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Family: Fabaceae

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Common parts used: Whole herb, sprouts


Annual/Perennial: Perennial


Actions: Used as vegetable

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Native to South Africa, considered a weed in Australia and New Zeland. The leaves have a very unique arrow shape, are normally 6-10cm long, and 3-5cm wide  It grows in waste areas, although its sometimes cultivated. It has a soft stem.

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Known as a nutritious plant, it contains Vitamins A, B vitamins, C, E, K and a varitey of minerals and trace minerals.  A green plant famed for its high chlorophyll content. When in bloom it contains beautiful purple flowers.

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