Scientific Name: Rumex acetosa (Polygonaceae).
English Name: Wild Sorrel; Common Sorrel; Garden Sorrel; Sorrel; Spinach Dock; Narrow-leaved Dock (Buckwheat family).
French Name: Grand oseille (='tall sorrel'); Oseille (='sorrel').
5 Key Characters:
- sour tasting leaves.
- up to 1 metre tall with seedhead.
- mature leaves large and oval.
- basal leaves arrowhead shaped.
- red-green flowers.
Habitat: Damp grassland, meadows, woods, pasture.
Flowering Period: May-June-July-August-September.
Status: Edible and has medicinal properties. Abundant and widespread, often cultivated.
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