Rumex acetosella

(Sheep's sorrel)

Type
Herbaceous Perennial
Edible?
Yes
Culinary Uses?
Yes
Native?
Yes
Naturally occurring on site?
Yes
Propagated Here?
No

Description

Ubiquitous low-growing fleshy leaved plant with lovely delicate reddish flowers sprays in early summer that make good cut flowers for arrangements.

Culinary Uses

A nice refreshing  nibble. When Head Gardener Karen was growing up in Scotland, it was called 'soorucks' (?spelling) by older relatives who ate it on the Isle of Arran.

Cultivation

Rather invasive on the Paddies, needs frequent hand weeding out on beds and edges.