Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rumex acetosa L. image
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Family Polygonaceae
Rumex acetosa L.
Green sorrel
Rumex: the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels
acetosa: bitter
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall forb; stems usually unbranched to the inflorescence; from stout roots
Flower: red, 6-parted, stalk jointed about midway; inflorescence a 4"-8" open, branched cluster with 1 to a few flowers per whorl; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:dark brown, dry seed
Leaf:oblong; mostly arrow-shaped; lower long-stalked, upper mostly stalkless; acidic taste
Habitat: dry; disturbed
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Rumex acetosa L. subsp. acetosa

         
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