Rumex acetosella ~ Red Sorrel-ServeScape
Rumex acetosella ~ Red Sorrel-ServeScape
Rumex acetosella ~ Red Sorrel-ServeScape
Rumex acetosella ~ Red Sorrel-ServeScape

Red Sorrel

Rumex acetosella

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Red Sorrel is a small edible perennial herb with slender arrow shaped basal foliage with a tart lemony taste.  the upright red ridged flower stalks host ether red (male) or yellow-green (female) flowers that bloom from spring into fall which then turn into small red fruits.  Grows best in dry to average well-drained acidic soil.  An aggressive spreader 


Perennial, Herb


- 0.5' 


0.5’ - 1'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  No serious pests or diseases.  Toxic to pets.  While edible, People with a tendency to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity should take caution if including this plant in their diet. It can aggravate those conditions.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Mass Plantings, Kitchen, Cottage Gardens, Containers, Pollinator Garden, Ground Cover, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: BlueberryThyme Raspberry,

IMAGES: Forest & Kim StarrStarr 070908-9222 Rumex acetosella, (2) CC BY 3.0, NY State IPM Program at Cornell University from New York, USA, Rumex acetosella - whole plant, inflorescence (19036840046)CC BY 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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