red sorrel

(Rumex acetosella)

Conservation Status
red sorrel
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Red sorrel is the smallest of Minnesota’s Rumex species.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

4 to 16

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Orange or pink to yellowish

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry. Sandy prairies, abandoned fields, railroads, lawns, disturbed sites. Full to partial sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

June to August

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

 
  1/12/2012      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native of northern Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian subcontinent. Introduced and naturalized in the United States.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Solanales (nightshades, bindweeds, gooseweeds, and allies)  
 

Family

Polygonaceae (buckwheat)  
  Subfamily Polygonoideae  
  Tribe Rumiceae  
 

Genus

Rumex (dock)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Acetosella acetosella

Acetosella tenuifolia

Acetosella vulgaris

Rumex acetosella ssp. angiocarpus

Rumex acetosella var. pyrenaeus

Rumex acetosella var. tenuifolius

Rumex angiocarpus

Rumex tenuifolius

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

common sheep sorrel

field sorrel

red sorrel

sheep sorrel

sorrel

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Sheeps Sorrel
Wez Smith
 
  Sheeps Sorrel  
 
About

Sheeps Sorrel (Rumex acetosella).

 
     
  Rumex acetosella
Matt Lavin
 
  Rumex acetosella  
 
About

Introduced perennial herb with erect stems, bases of the leaf blade are characteristically truncate, hastate, or sagittate, common along sides of roads and similarly disturbed settings (all Rumex species inhabit such disturbance-prone settings). The leaves of this species distinguish it from its close relative, Rumex paucifolius, which is also common in the same disturbance-prone environments.

 
     

 

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Other Videos
 
  How to identify wild edibles -- Sheep Sorrel
BugOutSurvivalist
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 28, 2013

HJow to identify and find Sheep sorrel

   
       
  Wild Foraging Series Sheep Sorrel
The Do It Yourself World
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 25, 2012

Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is a very common herb in North America which is not only tasty, but a great medicine and anti cancer agent. It is full of antioxidants and anti cancer vitamins which have not only been used to treat cancer experimentally, but has also been used as a cancer preventative.

Now thats a fine herb!!!

Sheep sorrel is also great straight out of the field and makes a nice addition to salads.

Read more about sheep sorrel here:
http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=758

   
       
  Sheep Sorrel
ThePlantVideos
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 28, 2013

No description available.

   
       
  Sheep Sorrel and Wood Sage!
Victoria Melia
 
   
 
About

Published on Jul 5, 2013

A bit about the above! XD

   
       
  Edible Plant Sheep Sorrel!
Nativesurvival
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 28, 2012

http://www.nativesurvival.com/

   
       

 

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