Sorrel, Rumex scutatus
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Looking for sour in a leaf? This is a nice, tidy, culinary Rumex. French Sorel soup is a classic!
It is a hardy perennial and grows to about 8-10 inches, with a taller flowering stalk that should be removed if you want to keep the leaves producing.
PART USED: leaf, especially in spring
FUNCTION: good addition for a sour flavor. The species, scutatus refers to vinegar.