Sorrel

Sorrel; Rumex, acetosa; Sprout

Rumex acetosa

Synonyms:
Garden Sorrel, Cu Jiang Cao
Sorrel (Wikipedia)

Sorrel
(MHNT) Rumex acetosa - Habit.jpg
Rumex acetosa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Polygonaceae
Genus:Rumex
Species:
R. acetosa
Binomial name
Rumex acetosa
Synonyms
  • Acetosa agrestis Raf.
  • Acetosa amplexicaulis Raf.
  • Acetosa angustata Raf.
  • Acetosa bidentula Raf.
  • Acetosa fontanopaludosa (Kalela) Holub
  • Acetosa hastifolia Schur
  • Acetosa hastulata Raf.
  • Acetosa magna Gilib.
  • Acetosa officinalis Gueldenst. ex Ledeb.
  • Acetosa olitoria Raf.
  • Acetosa pratensis Garsault nom. inval.
  • Acetosa pratensis Mill.
  • Acetosa subalpina Schur
  • Rumex biformis Lange
  • Rumex fontanopaludosus Kalela
Flowering sorrel
Sorrel plant in Ab Pakhsh
Sorrel soup with egg and croutons, part of Polish cuisine

Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), also called common sorrel or garden sorrel, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the family Polygonaceae. Other names for sorrel include spinach dock and narrow-leaved dock ('dock' is a common name for the genus Rumex).

Sorrel is a common plant in grassland habitats and is often cultivated as a leaf vegetable or herb.

Sorrel (Wiktionary)

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɒɹəl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɔɹəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɒɹəl

Etymology 1

From Middle English sorel, from Old French sorel, surele (sorrel), from Old French sur (sour), of Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sūraz (sour); equivalent to sour +‎ -el (diminutive suffix

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