West Highland Flora

Sheep's Sorrel


Rumex acetosella

 

Rumex acetosella

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye

Common on well-drained bare ground such as gravel or sand, and in thin soil on rocky banks.

Flower diameter c 2 mm

ID: Leaves have basal lobes spreading or pointing forwards.  Upper leaves stalked, not clasping stem.

Other features: Shorter than other Rumex species, 30 cm high at most.  Separate male and female flowers.

 

Rumex acetosella

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye

 
 
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