Rumex scutatus is a plant in the buckwheat family, used as a culinary herb. Its common names include French sorrel, buckler sorrel, shield-leaf sorrel, and sometimes the culinary name "green-sauce". As a culinary herb, it is used mainly in salads. The flavor of French sorrel is slightly bitter or tangy, spiced with a hint of lemon; the sharp flavour is due to oxalic acid. French sorrel is tolerant of frost, full sun and short dry spells. It grows quickly to a clump , with long leaves up to 4 inches in width. It is sometimes preferred for culinary uses to Rumex acetosa, garden sorrel.
Rumex scutatus, French Sorrel, Garden Sorrel
Height: 12-18". Leaves appear in summer. Prefers sun. Deer resistant.