French Sorrel
French Sorrel

French Sorrel

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French sorrel grows in thick clumps that are approximately 45 to 60 centimeters tall. The slightly rounded ovate leaves are a brilliant green color and have a wrinkled appearance. In the summer, small green flowers, which turn reddish-brown later, bloom from a central stalk. French sorrel is tender and suculent offering a quenching sensation on the palate. It has an earthy quality and sharp lemon flavor that is distinct to all sorrel varieties, but decidedly more delicate.

French sorrel is an herbaceous perennial that is botanically classified as Rumex scutatus. It belongs to the buckwheat family and is often confused with Garden sorrel, but is in fact a separate species. Both produce green spinach-like leaves that can be prepared in similar manners, but French sorrel is a smaller plant with a milder flavor and more succulent texture.