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Last updated 3/31/2009 by David Giblin.
Rumex acetosella L.[FNA5, HC, HC2]
common sheep sorrel

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 338. 1753.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Introduced from Eurasia.

FNA5: "Rumex acetosella in the broad sense is an extremely variable and taxonomically complicated polyploid complex, which includes diploids, tetraploids, hexaploids, and octoploids. This complex (excluding more distantly related arctic-montane R. graminifolius and its allies) probably originated and developed mostly in southern Europe and southwestern Asia. Some races of R. acetosella now are distributed almost worldwide as introduced and often completely naturalized aliens."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Acetosa acetosella (L.) Mill.
Acetosa hastata Moench
Acetosella vulgaris Fourreau
Rumex acetosella L. var. vulgaris W.D.J. Koch