Sorrel - Red-vein

Rumex sanguineus

Red vein Sorrel leaf very attractive and interesting leaf structure which is quite large

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Red-vein sorrel is considered to be an ornamental vegetable, rather than a culinary herb. An attractive perennial it has the look of spinach, with the green leaves described as lance shaped, from 5-14 cm long. The characteristic red-purple veins are quite striking and may be more prominent in the summer months. This colouring also gives the red sorrel the names bloody sorrel, bloody dock or red veined dock. The plant itself spreads, with a rosette like base creating a clump of leaves above the taproot. The tall spikes of tiny, greenish flowers appear in summer. Small, brown fruits, containing seeds, appear after flowering. The young leaves of sorrel can still be used sparingly in salads,sorrel may be used for sauces and soups, salads and omelettes.
Other Names: Bloody sorrey, red-veined dock


Specifications of Sorrel - Red-vein

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


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