wood sorrel


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wood sorrel:

see oxalisoxalis
or wood sorrel,
any species of the plant genus Oxalis. Most of the cultivated kinds are tropical herbs used as window plants. The leaves are usually cloverlike and respond to darkness with "sleep" movements by folding back their leaflets.
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wood sorrel

wood sorrel

(commonly mistaken as clover) An amazing taste treat, very lemony citrus-like flavor that looks like three or four leaf clover with folded leaves and bell shaped pink, violet, yellow or white flower which has 5 petals. The leaves are dull, not shiny and can sometimes be a plum color or green with red around the edges. Wood Sorrel leaves are heart shaped, clover leaves are not, they are oval egg shaped and usually have a whitish line. (see diagram) Wood Sorrel has a sour lemony taste, clover doesn't. The wood sorrel seed pods resemble small upward pointing ocra fruits. The stems are fibrous, so most people pluck off the leaves and eat them. The best parts to eat are the leaves, seed pods and flowers. The stems can be used to make tea. The sour lemony taste makes this a great addition to any meal. Because of the high levels of oxalic acid, start by eating a little and building up your tolerance over time. (don’t take if you have kidney issues or stones). Leaves chewed for nausea, mouth sores. Leaf tea used for urinary infections, fever, colds, cleansing blood, gum disease, reduce swelling, soaking tired swollen feet. Makes great lemonade.

wood sorrel

indicates gladness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
See: Joy
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To herald the end of the meal, a tart green mango sorbet is served with cool cucumber over a gravel bed of nitrogenfrozen wood sorrel that dissipates into perfumed vapor on the taste buds.
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My grandmother used to make "Sheep Shower Pie," another name for wood sorrel. Generally growing at the base of shaded tree trunks, wood sorrel's tiny clover-like leaves nestle in soft tufts of moss.
Perhaps one of the secrets of her success is Laura likes to use local produce and suppliers and often goes foraging in the countryside for local ingredients like wood sorrel rosehip flowers, wild rose petals, mallow flowers and wild garlic which she adds to her modern British fare with dishes like pan fried king prawns and squid cooked in a spicy peanut sauce, finished with a pomegranate molasses dressing or duck with rhubarb and ginger compote.
Close-Up Clover: Oxalis (wood sorrel); southern Humboldt County, Calif.
A It could be an oxalis called wood sorrel. A hormone weed killer should control it if applied when growth is active.
Roedd olion rhedyn y llynedd ar y llwybr a llygad Ebrill (Ranunculus ficaria; lesser celandine) yn gwenu drwyddo, ac ambell i ddeilen suran y coed (Oxalis acetosella; wood sorrel) yn ymddangos yma ac acw.
Bursting into life at the start of spring, they become a riot of colour, as flowers such as dog's mercury and wood sorrel bloom.
Besides mushrooms and berries, the forest also produces wood sorrel and dandelion leaves which are great in a salad, acorns which make a decent coffee brew and vitamin-rich rosehip syrup.