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Rumex acetosa /Garden Sorrel, French Sorrel

Rumex acetosa   / Rumex acetosa
A very hardy plant that will grow in Alaqska and Greenland
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A very hardy plant that will grow in Alaqska and Greenland

Leave edible either raw or cooked

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Scientific Name: Rumex acetosa
Common Name: Garden Sorrel, French Sorrel
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Used as a culinary and medicinal herb. Is a doecious species that dies down during winter except in the lower part of its growing range. Leaves used in salads, but not commonly so. The larvae of many species of butterflies use thier leaves as a food source.