- Broad Leaved Dock
Dock is a weedy perennial widely naturalised throughout temperate regions, found growing in a wide range of habitats.
It has a large basal rosette of leaves, and grows taller when flowering from June to late summer.
Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, and are rich in vitamins and iron, but should not be consumed in large quantities, and seeds can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute or ground to a powder and used as a flour.
Grows to a height of around 60 to 100 cm and a spread of around 30 cm.
Hardy to -15°C and well under.