Sheep’s Sorrel ‘Rumex acetosella’

Flower spikes reddish pink – smaller than Common Sorrel. Likes Sun. Commonly known as red sorrel, sheep’s sorrel, field sorrel and sour weed. The flowers emerge from a tall, upright stem. Female flowers are maroon in colour.

There are several uses of sheep sorrel in the preparation of food including a garnish, a tart flavouring agent, a salad green, and a curdling agent for milk in cheese-making, the leaves have a lemony, tangy or rhubarb-like tart flavour.

A vital food source for the caterpillars of the Small Copper Butterfly shown in our image gallery.

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Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Enjoys a sunny position.

Attracts

Attracts many birds and pollinating insects. Also the caterpillar food of the 'Small Copper Butterfly' and the 'Forester Moth'.

Flowering season

May – August

Flowering colour

Red/Pink

Eventual height

7cm-25cm

Species Type

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