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    • Rumex acetosella
  • English
    • Sheep's Sorrel
    • sheep sorrel
  • German
    • Kleine Sauerampfer
  • French
    • Petite oseille
  • Dutch
    • Schapenzuring
  • Spanish
    • lengua de pájaro
  • Vermont Flora Codes
    • RUMACE

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Recent observations

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What

Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

Observer

joelferree

Date

June 19, 2014 10:06 AM PDT

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mcduck

Date

March 31, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Live Oak/Chaparral habitat.

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sheep sorrel Rumex acetosella

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bvanderweide

Date

August 26, 2014 06:38 PM CDT

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What

sheep sorrel Rumex acetosella

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marlies

Date

June 26, 1996

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What

Sheep's sorrel Rumex acetosella

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 18, 2014 11:08 AM PDT

Description

Sour-tasting leaves.

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Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

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charlie

Date

August 1, 2014 08:23 AM MDT

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What

lengua de pájaro Rumex acetosella

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raomoct68

Date

July 17, 2014

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What

Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

Found a small plant about two to three inches big. Several others were nearby. The leaves were bright red in color and had no smell.

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What

Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

Observer

charlie

Date

July 6, 2014 04:37 PM EDT

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What

Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

Observer

jclevinger

Date

July 16, 2013 04:02 PM EDT

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Observer

michael

Date

April 12, 2014

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What

sheep sorrel Rumex acetosella

Observer

srall

Date

June 26, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.