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Falklands Southern (native) Dock

Observed: 16th January 2013 By: palemaidenpalemaiden’s reputation in Plantspalemaiden’s reputation in Plants
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Like the invasive Curled Dock, this harmless native species has narrow leaves with wavy edges and is found mostly above high tide mark on sandy beaches.

It can be distinguished by the flowering stems which are usually decumbent (horizontal at the base, becoming upright towards the tip) rather than erect; and the pedicels (little stems for each individual flower/fruit)are much shorter (<3mm), so the flowers/fruits are held in very tight clusters on the stems. The leaves are also noticeably thicker, with a glossy, fleshy feel.