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Common Sorrel

Very common and found on grassland and grassy places almost everywhere.



Common Name Common Sorrel
Scientific Name Rumex acetosa
Species Group Dock Family Polygonaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Dock family - Polygonaceae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group Green
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for Medium slender dock plant with sepals giving the flowers a reddish brown appearance
Additional Identification Notes
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Dock Family Polygonaceae