Sheeps sorrel

Rumex acetosella

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Conservation Status

N/A

Best Time to See

Flowers May-August.

Natural Habitat

Dry grassland, heaths, shingle beaches.

Similar to common sorrel but smaller in size.

Its flowers are small and greenish-red. The leaves are arrow-shaped at base with side-lobes spreading or pointing forwards.

Did you know…
Sheep’s sorrel is an ingrediant in a native Canadian treatment for cancer (scientists, however, have yet to prove its effectiveness clinically).

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