Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Rumex crispus L. - Curled Dock
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Rumex crispus
© Paul Hackney
Rumex crispus
© Paul Hackney
Rumex crispus
© Paul Hackney
Rumex crispus
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(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A very common dock with the usual type of flower and fruit of this group. The flowers are aggregated into quite dense spikes, and the leaf is rather long in comparison to its breadth, and wavy in outline. It is common on the upper sea shore on shingle, and on rubbish dumps, waste ground, in coarse grass, and as an agricultural weed.

All names: Rumex crispus L.; Rumex elongatus Guss.