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NAME: Sheep Sorrel

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Rumex Acetosella / Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  red sorrel, sour weed and field sorrel

CONDITIONS: full sun to partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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lemony/tart

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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DRY/COOK

Fall Best

Seeds

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lemony/tart

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:  small-medium

 

COMMENT: Just like wood sorrel, has wonderful lemony taste, great for salads, smoothies, sandwiches, fish dishes, etc.

 

CAUTION: Cook with lid off to minimize oxalic acid. (1)

 

NUTRITION:  vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates in seeds (4)

 

MEDICINAL:  Astringent;  Diuretic;  Poultice. (1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:  Dark green to brown and dark grey dyes can be obtained from the roots, they do not need a mordant. (1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rumex+acetosella
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/?s=Rumex+acetosella+ & http://www.eattheweeds.com/sorrel-not-a-sheepish-rumex/
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumex_acetosella
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2006/04/sheep-sorrel.html (good photos)
  5. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rumex_acetosella (good photos)