Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
This perennial grass is commonly found in grasslands, woodlands, and fields. The interesting leaves are arrow-shaped and the stems are tinted red. The male (yellow-orange flowers) and female (red-orange flowers) grow as two separate plants and are wind pollinated. It spreads by underground stolons and can be difficult to maintain. Sheep’s Sorrel is an herb used as a diuretic, and is used in the treatment of inflammation, diarrhea, fever, and cancer. This is a unique grass to include in naturalized areas as well as butterfly gardens.