SORREL - RED-VEIN
Botanical Name: Rumex sanguineus
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.
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Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Perennial Leafy Greens (#PerennialLeafyGreens)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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