Curled Dock

  • Irish name: Copòig Choille

  • Scientific name: Rumex Crispus

The curled dock is hairless plant that grows up to a meter in height. It grows in woods, waste ground, rand roadsides. The leaves are long with curled edges. It prefers damp and shady clay. The dock flowers from May to July. It produces lots of seeds, which seed eating birds like the bullfinches love. The dock leaf is commonly used as a salve for nettle sting. The old Irish saying when applying the leaf on the nettle sting is: Dockin Dockin in and out, take sting of nettle out.