Garden Sorrel

Garden Sorrel Photo
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Latin Name
Rumex acetosa


The garden sorrel is often just called sorrel and is part of the Polygonaceae family. The herb’s roots grow deep within the ground and has green leaves on long stems that loosely resemble an the back of an arrow sticking out of the center of the plant. During the summer, flowers with whorled spikes that are reddish-green come into bloom.

For Your Pet

Garden sorrel should not be given to your rabbit, guinea pig, or chinchilla because this plant has a high level of oxalic acid and will damage their kidneys over time.


High in oxalic acid, will damage your pet’s kidneys.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.