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Photos: Ferrypoint, Co.Waterford

Wood Dock
Rumex sanguineus
Copóg choille
Family: Polygonaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Tiny reddish-green flowers in branched, well-separated clusters. Leaves narrow oval-lanceolate with rounded bases. Occasionaly red-veined. Flowering branches growing at an acute angle to stem. Height: To 100cm.

Common in woods, waste ground, roadsides. Grows on a range of soils, but prefers damp, shaded clay.

Wood Dock. Ferrypoint, Co.Waterford. May 2009

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