Rumex acetosella
sheep sorrel

Rumex acetosella
Rumex acetosella
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Rumex acetosella
Common name: sheep sorrel
Group: dicot
Family: Polygonaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: 2 - 20"
Foliage: arrow shaped leaves
Flower: 1/8" female maroon flowers on a tall upright stem
Flowering time: flowers late April to late August; fruits June to October
Habitat: disturbed acidic areas, roadsides, grasslands, fields
Range in New Jersey:  
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a