Small red/pink flowers in loose upright spikes. Red, strong-keeled fruiting sepals. Arrow-shaped leaves, 5-12cm long. Basal lobes parallel to stem or in-curving.
Erect branched stems. Height: 35-80cm.
Abundant. Roadsides, grassland, gardens.
R. acetosa ssp. hibernicus. Short stems, compact inflorescence. Fleshy leaves
with very short stiff hairs. On sand-dunes on W and S Irish coasts.
Common Sorrel: Ballingeary, Co.Cork. June 2007