Bloodwort (Rumex sanguineus), also known as Wood dock, is a British native perennial which produces attractive rosettes of mid to dark green oval leaves with pronounced red veining. In early summer branched upright flower stems carry tiny star-shaped flowers which start green and turn red followed by dark brown fruit. Flower heads should be dead-headed to maintain red veining in the leaves.
Flowers: June – August
Planting position: Pond margin up to 15cm or damp soil in full sun or partial shade.