Common name: Common sorrel. Samhadh Bó.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J570378.
Perennial to 100cms tall. Tiny pinky-green flowers on tall flower stalks from a basal rosette of edible leaves.
A good nectar plant for insects. It’s deep tap roots bring nutrients and micro-nutrients up from the subsoil.
Grassland and meadows, often a pioneer plant. Drought tolerant, prefers light soil and full sun.
Sow autumn or early spring into trays, plant out when large enough to handle. Or sow in-situ in a well weeded bed.
A famine food, all parts being edible, moderation is advisable. Considered medicinal. As ever, consult a professional before administering.
Avg contents: 90 seeds.