Sheep Sorrel

Sheep's sorrel (Rumex acetosella). The red or maroon flowers of sheep's sorrel make a vivid splash of colour amidst the green in this short acid grassland. Mitcham Common is low-lying, and parts of it are boggy in winter. This leads to the kind of acid conditions where peat can develop. Its status as an area that includes acid grassland is one of Mitcham Common's conservation strengths.

Rumex acetosella

Red Sorrel
Sheep Sorrel (Wiktionary)



sheep sorrel (uncountable)

  1. Rumex acetosella, a species of sorrel.


  • (Rumex acetosella): red sorrel, sour weed, field sorrel

See also

  • Lycaena phlaeas (common copper (butterfly))


  • sheep sorrel on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Rumex acetosella on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Rumex acetosella on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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