Water Dock - Rumex hydrolapathum


Stout tall much branched plant to 2 metres. Leaves large, rigid broad lanceolate tapered at both ends, lateral veins at right angles to the midrib. Inflorescence dense, flowers in much branched panicles.

Photo ID?

Canal and river banks.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History


UK Status

Fairly frequent in Britain particularly in the southern half.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 64 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map