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Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)

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ProEasy and quick to grow. Can also be found growing ...

ConsOlder leaves and plants can become very bitter.

Common or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa) is a herb that can be used as a salad leaf or cooked in the same way as spinach. Wild common sorrel grows in large swathes on the boundary banks around our garden and in a few places it overflows into perennial borders. Throughout Britain and most of Europe...

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“Simply Sorrel”

published 23/07/2007

ProCan be eaten. the small copper caterpillar eats i...

Consbitter

Sorrel. ~~~~~~~ Rumex acetosa Common sorrel also known as spinach dock, Ambada bhaji 'Cuckoo's-meate' or in Scotland 'gowkemeat.' Is a native plant of England it is also common in a lot of Europe. Sorrel is not fussy about the soil it grows in; it thrives well in damp meadows where the soil is...

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“Spectacular Sorrel”

published 23/07/2007

ProTasty addition to Salads

ConsDon't over-indulge

Common Sorrel (Rumex Acetosa) is otherwise known as Spinach dock. It is a close family member of the Dock plant. It grows best in rich soil which is well drained and loves either full sun or partial shade. Often found growing in meadows or fields, it is a welcom food source for much wildlife...

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