Botanical name: Rumex acetosa
Common names: sorrel, spinach dock, dock
- Perennial plant with sour-tasting oblong leaves shaped as an arrow/spear at the base.
- Flowers: Racemes of greenish or reddish flowers appear in Summer
- Dock family
- Colour: Young and green stems and leaves: yellow green; Dried stems and seeds: tan brown. With Iron mordant: dark grey
- Parts used/Foraging Season: Dried Seeds, leaves & stems: Late Summer
Smallholding path next to fence (next to woodland, walk, circle of trees)