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Large Leaf Sorrel Common Names: Sheep's Sorrel, Red Sorrel, Sour Weed, Field Sorrel
Large Leaf Sorrel Latin Name: Rumex acetosa
Large Leaf Sorrel Species Origin: Britain, Eurasia
Large Leaf Sorrel Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
Large Leaf Sorrel Life Cycle: Perennial
Large Leaf Sorrel USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Large Leaf Sorrel Planting Method: From Transplant
Large Leaf Sorrel Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun
Large Leaf Sorrel Height: 18 Inches
Large Leaf Sorrel Color: Green
Large Leaf Sorrel Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer
Large Leaf Sorrel Uses: Aromatic
Sorrel is a hardy perennial that produces some of the earliest greens in the spring! sorrel has a Slightly tangy, the lemon flavor adds zest to salads and is especially good with fish. The sorrel leaves grow up to 8" long and can also be cooked like spinach or used in soups.
Large Leaf Sorrel, said to be the most strongly flavored of sorrels, is especially valued for its early appearance in spring; in centuries past, sorrel provided a necessary source of vitamins and nutrients after a long winter. Though not especially well known in North America, Europeans have made use of this versatile plant since the 17th century; it makes itself useful as a culinary herb, cut fresh for salads, or cooked for greens. French chefs in particular often include sorrel in their salads, soups, and sauces. Sorrel soup grew to be especially loved, and eventually Americans with a taste for this delicacy learned to make their own version with a native sorrel. Sorrel has proven health benefits including reducing fever, generalized inflammation, and preventing scurvy. This powerful plant provides a very good source of vitamins, including A, B, C, D, E, and K; however, it can be toxic in large quantities.