sorrel tree


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Related to sorrel tree: Oxydendrum

sorrel tree,

common name for a variety of plants, including the Australian hibiscus, Hibiscus heterophyllus, of the mallowmallow,
common name for members of the Malvaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs distributed over most of the world and especially abundant in the American tropics. Tropical species sometimes grow as small trees.
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 family. The staggerbush, Lyoma mariana, and the sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum, of the heathheath,
in botany, common name for some members of the Ericaceae, a family of chiefly evergreen shrubs with berry or capsule fruits. Plants of the heath family form the characteristic vegetation of many regions with acid soils, particularly the moors, swamps, and mountain slopes
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 family, are also called sorrel tree.

sorrel tree

[′sär·əl ‚trē]
(botany)