Irish wildflowers

Curled Dock
Rumex crispus subsp. littoreus
Family: Polygonaceae

Dense seedheads, seeds with three developed tubercles. Stems usually less than 1m. Coastal on shingle, dunes and at the edges of salt-marshes.
Identified by Paul Green.

Similar: Rumex crispus subsp. crispus. Abundant on waste and cultivated ground.
Rumex crispus subsp. uliginosus. Estuarine mud.

Curled Dock, Rumex crispus ssp. littoreus. Dungarvan, Co.Waterford. September 2008

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