Common Name: sorrel, red
Species: Rumex acetosella L.
Bayer Code: RUMAA

Red sorrel is a perennial that is common in pastures, turf and nursery crops. It is found in areas that have low nitrogen levels in the soil and poor drainage. The leaves have a very bitter taste that resembles sour apples, and can be fatal to livestock when eaten in large quantities. The mature leaves of red sorrel have a very unique arrowhead shape, and form a rosette.
red sorrel rosette
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season perennial weed 
Growth Habit upright OR rosettesmooth, square (four-sided) stems
Leaflet Number one 
Leaf Margin smooth 
Leaf Hairs none 
Leaf/Leaflet Shape heart/kidney/spadearrow-shaped with two basal lobes on most leaves
Leaf Width 1 - 2 inches 
Leaf Venation   
Leaf Arrangement alternatemost leaves develop from basal rosette
Root Type taproot 
Flower Color  yellowish - green (male flowers) or red (female flowers)