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COMMON SORREL Rumex acetosa (Polygonaceae) Height to 60cm. Variable, usually upright perennial associated with a wide range of grassy habitats. Whole plant often turns red as it goes over. FLOWERS are reddish and borne in slender spikes (May-Jul). FRUITS are nut-like with a small tubercle. LEAVES are deep green, arrow-shaped and narrow; taste mildly of vinegar. STATUS-Widespread and common.
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