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.


The banks of Loch Lomond


Seasonally-flooded shores of Loch Lomond.

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Flowers from July to August.

County flower of Stirlingshire.