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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Rumex sanguineus - Wood Dock

Wood Dock is widespread and common but may be somewhat under-recorded because it is only easily identified when in fruit. It occurs in shaded habitats such as woodland tracks and margins, and alongside Cornish Hedges and high banks. It is rare on the Isles of Scilly and absent from large parts of Penwith, the Carnmenellis granite, the St. Austell granite, Bodmin Moor and the Lizard.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.