Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

This perennial grass is commonly found in grasslands, woodlands, and fields. The interesting leaves are arrow-shaped and the stems are tinted red. The male (yellow-orange flowers) and female (red-orange flowers) grow as two separate plants and are wind pollinated. It spreads by underground stolons and can be difficult to maintain. Sheep’s Sorrel is an herb used as a diuretic, and is used in the treatment of inflammation, diarrhea, fever, and cancer. This is a unique grass to include in naturalized areas as well as butterfly gardens.

Attracts: American Copper,  and more

Color(s): Yellow-orange & red-orange

Sun Exposure: Sun, partial shade

Soil: Moist soil

Average Height: 1 ft.

Average Spread: 1 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 - 10

Note: Can be toxic to livestock if eaten in large amounts

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