What is Common Sorrel
Common Sorrel (scientific name: Rumex acetosa) is native to the temperate region of the northern hemisphere and is a wild perennial of the family Polygonaceae. The leaves are oblong, and the foliage is wrapped around the stem. It is a hermaphroditic strain, and the spikes of male strains are attached more closely than female strains. Male flowers are whitish and female flowers are reddish. The name comes from being sour when eating the stems. It can be eaten moderately and deliciously when preserved in salt, de-salted if necessary, and fried in oil. However, eating too much is bad for your body.
Common name: Common Sorrel , Scientific name: Rumex acetosa L., Alias: Suiba, Scampo(Japanese), Origin: Northern Hemisphere Temperate zone, habitat distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu in Japan, environment: roadside, primitive life type: perennial, plant height: 50-80 cm, leaf shape: arrowhead type, foliage wraps like a stem, leaf order: Alternation, heterosexual, inflorescence: conic inflorescence, inflorescence length: 20-30 cm, flowering period: May-August, flower color: reddish (female), whitish (male), flower diameter: 0.3 cm, fruit type : Fruit, fruit length: 0.7 cm, name origin: sour stem and leaves, use: edible (harmful if eaten in large quantities).