Sorrel (French)

Rumex scutatus

The classic French sorrel adding a bright lemony zing to salads and cocktails.




Leaves form a basal rosette of 6-12" long arrowhead shaped leaves. Leaves have a strong, tangy, lemony flavor and are best harvested at 3-4" before the flavor becomes too strong. Wonderful as a zingy accent to salads or added to soups and fish dishes. Flowers emerge in mid summer that age to a lovely red shade, but are best kept cut back if using leaves for culinary purposes.

Sorrel prefers average to moist well-drained soils.

  • Height: 12"