Calflora
Taxon  Report   7213    
Rumex acetosella  L.
Common sheep sorrel
Rumex acetosella
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Rumex acetosella
© 2013 Margo Bors
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Acetosella acetosella
PLANTS: Acetosella tenuifolia
PLANTS: Acetosella vulgaris
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More information about  Rumex acetosella
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RUAC3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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