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sheep sorrel
Rumex acetosella
Rumex acetosella
sheep sorrel Smartweed-Buckwheat Family
Rumex acetosella Polygonaceae
common names
  sheep sorrel
  red sorrel
  sour weed
  field sorrel
accepted scientific name
  Rumex acetosella L.
rules for finding collection records
  Rumex acetosella (114)
family name
  • Polygonaceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.1 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Introduced. Native to Eurasia.

How Likely at this Location (22%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
where plant found
mag select

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Accepted Scientific Name

Rumex acetosella   L.   (TSN: 20934, Index: 603)

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