Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

Black Garden Ant

Broad-leaved Dock is a common plant that grows on waste ground, in hedgerows, gardens and roadside verges, and next to water all over the UK. An abundant perennial it is well-known to most of us as the herbal remedy for nettle stings, yet there are differing opinions as to whether it really works or not.

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How to identify?

Broad-leaved Dock is a tall plant with very large, wavy-edged leaves with red stems on their undersides. Flower spikes appear from June to October.

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Scientific Name

Rumex obtusifolius

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