Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Curled Dock
Rumex crispus
of the Dock family
a perennial
30-150 cm high
blooms June-October
likes cultivated, bare and waste ground

can be seen throughout the Park. This was in the area of long grass off the north-west corner of the Loch

   
Dock leaves were once used to wrap butter and the plant was known as Butter Dock. The leaves are still used to treat nettle stings and were once used to treat blisters and burns. Young leaves are edible - if rather bitter.