Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1283

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in pastures, fields, roadsides, rock outcrops, grassy balds, gardens, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy-yellow/ Pinkish-red
Unisexual
6 sepals of two different sizes
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rumex acetosella   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rumex acetosella   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-02-001:
Rumex acetosella   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acetosella acetosella

 

COMMON NAME:
Sheep Sorrel, Field Sorrel, Red Sorrel, Sourgrass