Wood Dock - Rumex sanguineus

    Alt Name
    Red-veined Dock

    Medium to tall plant more slender than Clustered Dock and with straighter stems and panicles less leafy branches held at a more acute angle to the stem. Fruit with only one valve swollen. The narrow, green leaves become wider and often develop red veins as they mature mature.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland rides, path sides, damper shaded places.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Common in England & Wales, less common in northern Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 491 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map