West Highland Flora

Northern Dock


Rumex longifolius

 

Rumex longifolius

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Oct 2003 Portree, Skye

Occasional in damp grassy places and ditches

Tepals in fruit c 6-7 mm wide and the same in length

ID: The area's only Dock with no tubercles on any of the 3 hardened petals surrounding the fruit.

Other features: Very similar to the much commoner Broad-leaved Dock with dense fruiting spikes in which the whorls of fruit overlap.  But as well as having no tubercles, the petals are untoothed in the present species.

 

Rumex longifolius

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Oct 2003 Portree, Skye

 

Rumex longifolius

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Oct 2003 Portree, Skye

  Rumex longifolius

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Oct 2003 Portree, Skye
Ruler divisions 1 mm


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