Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus - Bloody dock - Polygonaceae
Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus
© Graham Day
Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus
© Graham Day
Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus
© Paul Hackney
Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This variety of Rumex sanguineus is characteristically flushed with a strong red coloration, and is consequently known as Bloody dock. Much rarer than the var. viridis of the same species, and generally thought to be an old introduction in Northern Ireland. It has been known for almost 90 years in a small area of north Co Down; occasional as a casual elsewhere. Found in open woodland or parkland.

All names: Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus