Taxon: Rumex acetosella L.

 
Genus: Rumex
Family: Polygonaceae
  Subfamily: Polygonoideae
      Tribe: Rumiceae
Nomen number: 32519
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:338. 1753
Name Verified on: 10-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • field sorrel  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • sheep sorrel  (Source: F Ariz) - English
  • sorrel  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • oseille  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • petite oseille  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • surette  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • kleiner Wiesensauerampfer  (Source: pers. comm.) - German
  • acetosella  (Source: pers. comm.) - Italian
  • romice acetosella  (Source: pers. comm.) - Italian
  • azeda-de-ovelha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • azeda-miúda  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • azedinha-aleluia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bergsyra  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • xiao suan mo  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide State Noxweed Seed; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Fujian, - Hebei, - Heilongjiang, - Henan, - Hubei, - Hunan, - Jiangxi, - Nei Monggol, - Shandong, - Sichuan, - Xinjiang, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Korea; Taiwan
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East - Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay; Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Iran; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • : Africa; Canada; Mexico; United States
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Africa; Canada; Mexico; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Central America
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

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