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Sheep Sorrel - Rumex acetosella
Other Names:  Common Sheep Sorrel, Sheep-sorrel, Red Sorrel, Field Sorrel

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Glabrous, dioecious, rhizomatous perennial. Stems simple, erect, 8–50 cm. Leaf blades lanceolate to commonly hastate, 1–6 cm long. Inflorescence a panicle of separate clusters of 5 to 8 flowers. Flowers reddish, unisexual; outer tepals 1 mm long. Fruit ca. 2 mm long; inner tepals ovate without a callosity; the pedicel jointed next to the flower. Achene brown, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced from Europe into most of North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 24

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Habitat
Often disturbed soil of grasslands, pastures, open forest, often along trails, roads with introduced weeds; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

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