Common Sorrel

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Common Sorrel

Rumex acetosa

Common Name: Common Sorrel

Latin Name: Rumex acetosa

Ultimate Height: 1 meter

Flower Colour: Red

Type: Perennial

Soil: Loam, Sand, Chalk, Acidic, Neutral PH

History, uses and notes:

Common Sorrel is not actually here for the bees, it is pollinated by wind and has been included for it's generally great look and common culinary uses. It does attract butterflies in the form of Small Coppers which use it to breed. 

Common Sorrel has been used for many years in a range of country dishes. The plants have a sharp taste and can be used in soups, stews and a range of other meals. 

 

 

 

 

 Small Copper laying eggs on Common Sorrel. Image courtesy of Michael Rumble

Small Copper laying eggs on Common Sorrel. Image courtesy of Michael Rumble