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Common Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)


Rumex Acetosella, or more commonly know as Common Sheep Sorrel, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Rumex. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Rumex Acetosella or Common Sheep Sorrel's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Rumex
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • Order: Polygonales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) AK (I) HI (I) CAN (I) GL (I) SPM (I)
  • State Noxious Status: CT (PIB) IA (SNW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: CT (sheep sorrel) IA (sheep sorrel)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(UPL) 2(FACU+) 3(FAC) 4(FAC) 5(FAC) 6(FACW-) 7(FACW) 8(FAC-) 9(FACU+) 0(FAC-) A(FAC) H(FACU)

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