Seabeach Dock

Seabeach Dock (Rumex pallidus

A sensitive plant species found at Tin Can Beach during a survey conducted by CBCL Limited in 2014 during an Environmental Impact Assessment is Seabeach dock (Rumex pallidus). Listed as S2S3 (ACCDC) and 3-Sensitive by NBDNR, an individual specimen was found growing close to the open water on an outcrop of bedrock, rooted into a crack in the rock. A member of the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae), seabeach dock is a plant of rocky beaches and coastal swamps including upper beach areas with cobble, gravel, shale, or shell and gravelly sand substrates. Associated species typically include seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens), curly dock (Rumex crispus) beach pea (Lathyrus japonicas), rugosa rose and dunegrass (Elymus mollis)


For more information, visit the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife