West Highland Flora

Wood Dock


Rumex sanguineus

 

Rumex sanguineus

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Aug 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
30 cm from reddish leaf on lower
left to tip of plant

Sporadic in broadleaved woods or in shady spots adjacent to woods.

Petals enclosing fruit c 3 mm long.

ID: Fruit enclosed by 3 petals without teeth.  One of these petals has a large tubercle almost as wide as itself, and the others have very small tubercles or none.

Other features: Inflorescence much less dense than that of Broad-leaved Dock or Curled Dock - see bottom picture for characteristic appearance.  Leaves not as bulky as Broad-leaved Dock but not as narrow as Curled Dock.  Clustered Dock is similar but has equal tubercles on all 3 petals.

 

Rumex sanguineus

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Aug 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
 

Whole plant sometimes turns dark red late in the year

 

Rumex sanguineus

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye

  Rumex sanguineus

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Aug 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye

 

Rumex sanguineus

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye

 

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