Sheeps sorrel

Rumex acetosella

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Conservation Status


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). for more information

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Our Bird Mix is designed to feed the birds for you, and is a much more sustainable option to buying bagged bird feed! The careful selection of plants will boost the food supply for a wide range of birds including goldfinches, blue tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, robins, starlings, increasing the number of birds seen in your garden. Whilst in bloom the flowers will attract insects that many birds feed on, while birds will also feed directly on the plants and seeds themselves. See Full Listing.

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