This section is from the book "British Wild Flowers - In Their Natural Haunts Vol5-6", by A. R. Horwood. Also available from Amazon: A British Wild Flowers In Their Natural Haunts.
I. Golden Dock (Rumex maritimus, L.). 2. Bog Myrtle (Myrica Gale, L.). 3. White Willow (Salix alba, L. 4. Marsh Helleborine (Helleborine longifolia, Rendle and Britten). 5. Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum, Huds.). 6. Common Jointed Rush (Juncus articulatus, L.).
Golden Dock is 2 ft. high. Flowers may be looked for in July and August. The plant is perennial, and propagated by roots.
The flowers are pollinated by wind. The stamens are six in number, with anthers fixed by their base, 3 thread-like styles, and large penicil-late stigmas. The flowers are hermaphrodite. The stigmas and anthers ripen together. The nuts are winged, and when they fall they are carried to a distance by the wind.
Rumex, Pliny, is Latin for sorrel, and the second Latin name refers to its habitat, by the sea.
Golden Dock is also called Small Water Dock.