common sorrel


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Noun1.common sorrel - large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and saucescommon sorrel - large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces
greens, leafy vegetable, green - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
Rumex acetosa, sour dock, garden sorrel - European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens
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Upland meadow flowers include wood crane's-bill, lady's mantle, pignut, globe flower, red clover, meadow vetchling, great burnet, ragged robin, melancholy thistle, meadow buttercup, selfheal, ribwort plantain, common knapweed, rough hawkbit, meadow saxifrage, devil's-bit scabious, sneezewort and common sorrel.
CAUTIONS The leaves of common sorrel can be confused with Cuckoo-pint (Arum Maculatum) which is poisonous.
Other popular varieties include common sorrel, bird's-foot trefoil, borage and sainfoin.