"of sorrel growing in green meadows"
Common sorrel in flower
GNU Free Documentation LicenseCommon sorrel - Credit: H.Zell

 Garden sorrel, or common sorrel (Rumex acetosa), is a bitter-tasting plant which is native to Britain.

In Tudor times, it was very highly thought of as a herb and salad ingredient, but it lost its popularity with the introduction of French sorrel (Rumex scutatus).


Leaves of common sorrel
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeLeaves of common sorrel - Credit: Christian Hummert