L., Sp. Pl. 338 (1753).
Synonymy: Acetosella angiocarpa (Murb.)A. Löve, Rep. Univ. Inst. Appl. Sci., Reykjavik ser. B, 3:109 (1948); Acetosella vulgaris Fourr., Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon n.s. 17:145 (1869), partly; R. angiocarpus Murb., Acta Univ. Lund 27, 5:46 (1892).
Common name: Sorrel, sheep sorrel.
Erect slender perennial herb to c. 60 cm high, acid in taste, dioecious; leaves 2-10 X 1-3.5 cm, petiolate, hastate, with spreading auricles, conspicuously 1-7 veined from the base; stipules silvery-white.
Flowers small, c. 2 mm diam., 2-3 mm long when flowering, forming a slender leafless reddish panicle; valves ovate, adhering to the nut, entire, without tubercles, scarcely as long as the nut, 1-1.5 mm long.
Image source: fig. 99a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 228.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. It occurs as a weed of disturbed areas, probably in all States except N.T. Native to the Mediterranean, but widely naturalised in temperate regions of the world.
Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.
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