this year dock has been inescapable along the roadsides of the twin ciites. it has been a strange, hot, humid, rainy summer, so i don’t know if there has been more dock than usual due to a different weather pattern, or whether i have just noticed them more. as i researched this post, i discovered that dock is in the same family as sorrel. one of my favorite meals when we are in france is a sorrel omelet. the sorrel has a sort of astringent, lemony flavor, and tonight i made the connection, that dock leaves have that same acidic sort of astringency. of course they are related. although it took STILL blog to bring this to my attention. thank you, STILL blog. for this and so many other things.
flowers of curled dock (Rumex L.)