Common Sorrel

Common Sorrel - Rumex acetosa Rumex acetosa


Colour: Pink / red
Flowering: May - July
Height: Up to 3' (100 cm)
Family: Polygonaceae

Common Sorrel    


Common sorrel is a common weed. The leaves are arrow-shaped and from them grow lots of tiny red or green flowers along the stem.

The leaves are very rich in Vitamin C and they have been used in the past to prevent scurvy or reduce a fever. The leaves can be used in salads.
Common Sorrel - Rumex acetosa
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