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Water Dock

Rumex hydrolapathum, the great water dock, water dock, or giant water dock, is a species of perennial herbaceous plants in the genus Rumex native to fens and freshwater banks of Europe and Western Asia. It is the tallest species in the genus, with flowering stems attaining a height of up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in). It is one of the small number of decaploid organisms, containing two hundred individual chromosomes.The homes at Watermark offer spectacular views and a very rare opportunity to own a private deep water dock. There's no other opportunity to own a new home with a deep water dock anywhere else within Marin County real estate (http://www.auctiontiburon.com), and very limited opportunities on the West Coast," said Lori Sanson, Executive Vice President of DeNova Homes, Inc.

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Great water dock is a tall perennial plant reaching a height of 2 m (6 ft 7 in). During its first year it has a rosette of long-stalked, hairless leaves with lanceolate leaf blades up to 80 cm (31 in) in length. These have smooth margins and are generally unwrinkled. These leaves are large and taper at both ends, and their lateral veins are at right angles to the midrib. In subsequent years it produces an upright flowering stem, unbranched until the base of the inflorescence. The stem is tough, grooved, green when young but turning reddish with age. Leaves growing on the stem are alternate, arching and decreasing in size higher up the stem. The inflorescence is a compound raceme.

The numerous small flowers are regular, with the perianth segments in two whorls of three, the outer whorl spreading and the inner one covering the developing fruits. There are six stamens, three fused carpels and three styles. The fruit is a triangular–ovate achene, at first green then brown. This plant flowers from June to September.The appropriate dose of water dock depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for water dock. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using. (Source: www.webmd.com)

 

 

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