Taxon  Report   7213 
Rumex acetosella  L.
common sheep sorrel,  sheep sorrel
Rumex acetosella, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper ).

 

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Rumex acetosella
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Rumex acetosella
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Rumex
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

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
 Information about  Rumex acetosella  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (RUAC3)

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 01, 2014).

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