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Rumex acetosella (Common Sheep Sorrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

Rumex acetosella, commonly known as sheep's sorrel, red sorrel, sour weed and field sorrel, is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. The plant and its subspecies are common perennial weeds. It has green arrowhead-shaped leaves and red-tinted deeply ridged stems, and it sprouts from an aggressive and spreading rhizome. The flowers emerge from a tall, upright stem. Female flowers are maroon in color.
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Dispersal Mode [1]  Anemochory

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Andakill Protected Habitat Area 7626 Iceland      


Brachycaudus helichrysi (Leafcurl plum aphid)[2]
Callipepla californica (Californian Quail)[2]
Chenonetta jubata (Maned Duck)[2]
Coreus marginatus (dock bug)[2]
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)[2]
Haemorhous mexicanus (House Finch)[2]
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)[2]
Mantura chrysanthemi[2]
Melospiza melodia (Song Sparrow)[2]
Melozone crissalis (California Towhee)[2]
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)[2]
Pheucticus melanocephalus (Black-headed Grosbeak)[2]
Pipilo maculatus (Spotted Towhee)[2]
Rhinoncus castor[2]
Spathocera dalmanii[2]
Urocitellus columbianus (Columbian ground squirrel)[2]
Zonotrichia leucophrys (White-crowned Sparrow)[2]


Parasitized by 
Erysiphe polygoni (Beet Powdery Mildew)[2]
Microbotryum kuehneanum[2]
Peronospora rumicis[2]
Puccinia acetosae[2]
Ramularia rubella[2]
Uromyces acetosae[2]
Uromyces polygoni-avicularis[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Paula S, Arianoutsou M, Kazanis D, Tavsanoglu Ç, Lloret F, Buhk C, Ojeda F, Luna B, Moreno JM, Rodrigo A, Espelta JM, Palacio S, Fernández-Santos B, Fernandes PM, and Pausas JG. 2009. Fire-related traits for plant species of the Mediterranean Basin. Ecology 90: 1420.
Paula S. & Pausas J.G. 2013. BROT: a plant trait database for Mediterranean Basin species. Version 2013.06.
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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