Sorrel is a leafy green plant, use alternately as an herb and a vegetable, with a distinctive sour, lemony flavor. It is a slender herbaceous perennial plant about 24 inches high, with roots that run deep into the ground, as well as juicy stems and arrow-shaped leaves. It has whorled spikes of reddish-green flowers, which bloom in early summer, becoming purplish.
It can be used in salads, stir-fries, marinades, soups, and casseroles. It pairs well with fish, as well as cream, yogurt, and cheese.
ABOUT THIS PLANT
Botanic Name: Rumex Acestosa
Common Names: Sorrel, Sour Dock,
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 and higher
Fruiting Season: Spring
Growth Structure: 12-18in. tall but flower stocks up to 2 feet
Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Sorrel is a easy to grow herbaceous plant that likes full sun and regular watering. A word of warning; this plant is toxic to animals. Sorrel will also spread easily.