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Broad-leaved Dock

A common weed of cultivation found on disturbed or bare ground anywhere including farm fields, spoil heaps, hedgerows, waste ground, river banks, even coastal shingle beaches


Common Name Broad-leaved Dock
Scientific Name Rumex obtusifolius
Species Group Dock Family Polygonaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Dock family - Polygonaceae
Status very common
Flower Colour Group Green
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for The big broad leaves
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Dock Family Polygonaceae