West Highland Flora

Common Sorrel


Rumex acetosa

 

Rumex acetosa

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Jun 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in grassland, open vegetation and woodland edge.

Flower diameter c 3 mm

ID: Basal lobes of stem leaves clasp stem (bottom right pic) and do not curve round to point away from the base as in Sheep's Sorrel.

Other features: Male and female flowers on separate plants.  Petals reflexed after flowering.

 

Rumex acetosa

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

  Rumex acetosa

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Jun 2002 Portree, Skye

 

Rumex acetosa

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Jun 2002 Portree, Skye
 

  Rumex acetosa

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye
 

Basal leaves   Stem leaf

 

Rumex acetosa

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye
 

Fruits

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