Common Sorrel

Rumex acetosa 'Blonde de Lyon' Polygonaceae

Other names

Garden Sorrel

Growth habit

Herbaceous

Perennation

Long-lived perennial

Location

Robison Herb Garden

Source of plant

Richters

Description

Large, succulent, slightly acid-tasting leaves give zest to salads and any dish which is insipid in itself. Remove flowering tops as they appear to keep leaves tender. Blonde de Lyon is the standard variety esteemed in France.

USDA Hardiness Zone

3

Special characteristics

food, medicinal/pharmaceutical