Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Rumex acetosella L. - Sheep's Sorrel [agg.]
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Rumex acetosella
© Paul Hackney
Rumex acetosella
© Ralph Forbes
Rumex acetosella
© Paul Hackney
Rumex acetosella
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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