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Sheep's Sorrel

Rumex acetosella


The plant is native to Eurasia but has been introduced to most of the rest of the northern hemisphere although Stace (1992) has informed that it is native to the British Isles. From there, early settlers brought it in Oceania. Female flowers are maroon in color, while yellowish-green flowers are the males. Flowers develop on separate plants, at the apex of the stem. Fruits are red achenes.

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Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 10, 2012
Submitted on Nov 17, 2012

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