A small perennial species with flowers like those of other Rumex species. Somewhat similar to common sorrel (Rumex acetosa), but smaller and with a distinctive leaf which has prominent large basal lobes giving it the shape of a halberd.
It is frequent in heaths, cultivated ground and in short grass; mainly found in open situations on thin acid soils
All names: Rumex acetosella L.; Rumex acetosella agg. L. sensu lato