Sheep's Sorrel - Rumex acetosella
Low to short, slender, tufted plant with erect stems. Leaves arrow shaped with basal lobes spreading, or pointing forward. Flowers greenish but turning red, with male and female flowers on separate plants.
Common Sorrel is larger and has leaves with the basal leaf lobes pointing backwards (sideways of forwards in Sheep's Sorrel).
Dry meadows, grassy heaths, bare places.
May to August.
Widespread and frequent throughout Britain, particularly in the west.
Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 240 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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