Clustered Dock - Rumex conglomeratus

    Description

    Medium to tall erect plant. Stems zig-zagged, leaves oblong, round at base, long stalked (as long as leaf blade); the upper leaves narrower and pointed. The flowers in rather distant clusters, forming a much branched panicle. Flowering branches leafy, almost to the top. Fruit valves oval, untoothed all swollen.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Damp grassy habitats, marshy meadows, ditches and stream banks.

    When to see it

    June to October.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Found throughout Britain, but more local in the north and in Wales

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 384 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map