Irish wildflowers


Photos: Ballingeary, Co.Cork


Curled Dock
Rumex crispus ssp. crispus
Copóg chatach
Family: Polygonaceae

Flowering: July-September. Perennial. Native

Greenish-white flower spikes followed by dense reddish brown seedheads.
Narrow lanceolate leaves, waved or curled at edges. Height: 30-100 cm
Abundant on waste and cultivated ground, roadsides.

Similar: Rumex crispus ssp. littoreus. Coastal shingle, dunes.
Rumex crispus ssp. uliginosus. Estuarine mud.

     
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