What's this plant? - prairie dock
Location: S. Ontario Canada
Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
posted 6 months ago
Looks like a species of Dock, Rumex.
Location: RRV of da Nort
Location: Longbranch, WA
Location: Redwood Country, Zone 9, 60" rain/yr,
posted 5 months ago
Definitely a dock (there are many). It is generally a sign of acidic, at times wet soil. It does a great job of accumulating calcium and iron, which it provides to livestock or compost teas. I bet it also adds a good amount of nitrogen and potassium. I have used it to combat calcium deficiencies in my fowl and tomatoes.