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Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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Rumex acetosa (sorrel)
A perennial plant primarily grown as a culinary herb for its leaves, which are used in salads and cooking. The plants produce basal clumps of arrowhead-shaped leaves and long, spiky terminal clusters of greenish flowers (blooming June to August) which turn reddish with age. The leaves have a tangy, acidic, sour-lemony flavor and are commonly used in salads, soups, omelets, and sauces. The youngest leaves have the best flavor. Easily grown in well-drained soil with full sun. Likes consistent moisture. 1.5-2'H x 1.5-2'W. USDA Zones 3-7.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.