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- noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Polygonaceae— several hundred species of herbs.
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“By the way, have you ever heard of a character called Rumex?”
Two For The Lions Davis, Lindsey 1998
Sorrel is classified in the genus Rumex, and its origins lie somewhere in Russia, where the Ural Mountains divide Asia from Europe.
Kurt Michael Friese: Savoring Sorrel Season Kurt Michael Friese 2011
Coastal community endemics include Aegilops sharonensis, Anthemis tripolitana, Ballota philistaea, Convolvulus secundus, Ornithogalum densum, Rumex occultans, and Silene modesta.
Gorge sides and ridge tops support coarse grassland with thickets of Rumex nervosus, scattered Otostegia minucci, Thymus spp.,
Dun is species-poor but has been ungrazed for 75 years and has a rich Festuca and Rumex sward.
The assessment of cover at past camps and trails by invaders like Himalayan knotweed Polygonum polystachyum, Rumex nepalensis, Impatiens sulcata and Osmunda claytoniana;
The dominant herbaceous ground vegetation at higher elevations is composed of hemicryptophytes such as Polygonum amplexicaule, Rumex nepalense, Fragaria nubicola, and Berberis spp. and geophytes such as Polygonatum geminiflorum, Lilium polyphyllum, and Habenaria aitchisonii.
Exotic species, for example Rumex vesicarius and Mossman River grass Cenchrus echinatus, have become established.
Other important endemic species are Ceropegia fusca, Plocama pendula, Salvia canariensis, Argyranthemum frutescens, Rumex lunaria, Convolvulus floridus, and Messerschmidia fruticosa.
Sorrel Sorrel is the startlingly sour leaf of several European relatives of rhubarb and buckwheat that are rich in oxalic acid: Rumex acetosa, scutatus, and acetosella.
On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen Harold McGee 2004