Field sorrel is an herbaceous perennial plant favoring moist acidic soils. Hailing from the buckwheat family, it can often be found - as its name suggests - in old, abandoned fields and pastures.
A close relative of cultivated garden sorrel, field sorrel has a distinctive tangy lemonesque flavor and crisp texture that adds a bit of zing to salads - so acidic that you may not need salad dressing. It can be added liberally to soups or stews and makes a great puree - replacing lemon juice or vinegar in recipes. It also makes an excellent garnish for fish or roast meats.
Latin Name: Rumex acetosella