Sorrel (rumex acetosa)

Sorrel is a very common, perennial wild plant found all through the year. It is a common foraged plant, being full of vitamin C, antioxidents, fibre, Vitamin A, magnesium and potassium, having a sharp lemony taste. Also known as sourdabs, sour ducks, vinegar plant and bitterdabs. Aside from being eaten, Sorrel juice was used to remove stains from linen.

Where to Find Sorrel

Sorrel is found in the wild as a bulky rosette of leaves, often in grasslands, woodland edges and roadside verges. The leaves are shiny, long and arrow-shaped. Younger leaves are short and more rounded – and that is when they taste at their best. In the summer, Sorrel has spikes of many small flowers in shades from red to yellow.

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