Common Sorrel

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    Common Sorrel @ Tokyo medical botanical garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Common Sorrel
Formal Name
Rumex acetosa l.
Alias
Habitat
Temperate regions of the northern hemisphere and Japan
Morph
perennial glass

Comment

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).

Detailed information

Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Polygonaceae
Genus
Rumex
Species
R. acetosa
Flower language
Affection (Oct 26, Dec 04)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Red, White
Season
MayJunJulAug
Height
50 ~ 80 [cm]
Diameter
0.2 ~ 0.3

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