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Sorrel, French

Polygonaceae Rumex scutalus L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

French sorrel differs from garden sorrel, which see, in that the stems are more branched and less upright. The leaves are somewhat fleshy. Rosette leaves have long petioles and are somewhat heart-shaped, while stem leaves are more pointed on short petioles.


Season, from start of growth to first harvest: 2 months, but harvested throughout the summer.

Production in U.S.: No data, very limited.

Use: As pot herb.

Part consumed: Leaves only.


Last update June 28, 1996 bha