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SHEEP’S SORREL Rumex acetosella (Polygonaceae) Height to 25cm. Short, upright perennial of bare, well-drained acid soils. FLOWERS are greenish and borne in loose, slender spikes (May-Aug). FRUITS are nut-like. LEAVES are arrow-shaped but the basal lobes point forwards; upper leaves clasp the stem. STATUS-Widespread and common in suitable habitats.
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SHEEP’S SORREL Rumex acetosella (Polygonaceae) Height to 25cm. Short, upright perennial of bare, well-drained acid soils. FLOWERS are greenish and borne in loose, slender spikes (May-Aug). FRUITS are nut-like. LEAVES are arrow-shaped but the basal lobes point forwards; upper leaves clasp the stem. STATUS-Widespread and common in suitable habitats.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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