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Sorrel / Kiselica

Rumex acetosa L.


It is a perennial herb that is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable (pot herb). Sorrel is a slender plant about 60 cm high, with roots that run deep into the ground, as well as juicy stems and edible, oblong leaves. The lower leaves are 7 - 15 cm in length, slightly arrow-shaped at the base, with very long petioles. The upper ones are sessile, and frequently become crimson.


Other names: common sorrel, garden sorrel, spinach dock, narrow-leaved dock. The leaves may be puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavour that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries. The plant's sharp taste is due to oxalic acid, which is a poison. In small quantities sorrel is harmless; in large quantities it can be fatal. In Croatia and Bulgaria is used for soups or with mashed potatoes, or as part of a traditional dish containing eel and other green herbs.

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Zagreb, Croatia

Lat: 45.86, Long: 15.98

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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