This sour dock was very sour!
Type of buckwheat- non native; about four inches long, small sleek leaves
Grew up chewing on the sour stems of this plant. Many years later, I still occasionally chew on the sour stems of this plant.
Establishing well in newly-created rain garden on causeway. Sorry about my foot.
disturbed dry plains grassland - wasteland
Rumex acetosella is a species of sorrel, bearing the common names sheep's sorrel, red sorrel, sour weed, and field sorrel. The plant and its subspecies are common perennial weeds. It has green arrowhead-shaped leaves and red-tinted deeply ridged stems, and it sprouts from an aggressive and spreading rhizome. The flowers emerge from a tall, upright stem. Female flowers are maroon in color.