Scottish dock Rumex aquaticus

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Habitat Woodland

A giant among docks.

The towering russet spires of Scottish dock are confined to the banks of Loch Lomond, particularly around Balmaha on the western, Stirlingshire shore, where it occurs in wet woodland glades and by watercourses.

Sometimes called the Loch Lomond dock, it wasn't discovered until 1936.

Distribution

The banks of Loch Lomond

Habitat

Seasonally-flooded shores of Loch Lomond.

Best time to see

Flowers from July to August.

County flower of Stirlingshire.