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Shore Dock

Rumex rupestris

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Polygonaceae (Dock)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
50 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Beaches, riversides, rocks, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside, waterside.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Flowers appear in whorled clusters. Flowers have oblong sepals.
Fruit:
The flattened, roundish fruits are untoothed with 3 oblong warts.
Leaves:
A perennial plant greyish-green, way-edged leaves, 4 to 5cm in size.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

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