Sheeps sorrel Rumex acetosella

Best Time to See
Habitat Grassland

Similar to common sorrel but smaller in size.

Its flowers are small and greenish-red. The leaves are arrow-shaped at base with side-lobes spreading or pointing forwards.


Dry grassland, heaths, shingle beaches.

Best time to see

Flowers May-August.

Did you know...

Sheep's sorrel is an ingrediant in a native Canadian treatment for cancer (scientists, however, have yet to prove its effectiveness clinically).