Taxon  Report   7213 
Rumex acetosella  L.
Common sheep sorrel
Rumex acetosella
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
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Rumex acetosella
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Rumex acetosella
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Rumex acetosella, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Rumex acetosella
© 2013 Margo Bors
Genus: Rumex
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Acetosella acetosella
PLANTS: Acetosella tenuifolia
PLANTS: Acetosella vulgaris
PLANTS: Rumex acetosella ssp. angiocarpus
PLANTS: Rumex acetosella var. pyrenaeus
PLANTS: Rumex acetosella var. tenuifolius
PLANTS: Rumex angiocarpus
PLANTS: Rumex tenuifolius
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2018).

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