Sheep's sorrel

Rumex acetosella

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Rumex acetosella, commonly known as sheep's sorrel, red sorrel, sour weed and field sorrel, is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. 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.

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  1. (c) Ольга Курякова, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/47618483
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