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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Wildflowers: galax, wood sorrel, woodland bluets, Canada mayflower, speckled wood lily, fly poison.
Besides mushrooms and berries, other delectable forest foods include wood sorrel and dandelion leaves, making a perfect salad, acorns for a decent coffee brew, and rosehip syrup, rich in vitamins.
Try these wild edibles available in Spring time: Wild Amaranth or Pigweed, Lambs quarters, Ladys thumb, Daylily flowers, Peppergrass, Sheep sorrel, Wood sorrel, Juneberry fruits Galinsoga leaves, Sochan (Rudbeckia laciniata) leaves, Catbriar shoots, Kudzu Shoots, Elderberry flowers.
Plant bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), wood anemone (Anemone nemerosa), wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella), early purple orchis (Orchis mascula), foxglove (digitalis purpurea) or ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi).
No, not to the Louvre, not to the Pantheon, not to a street cafe, not to a library, but to the botanical gardens, to the Jardin des Plantes, where you have a chance to meet the dandelion, the wood sorrel, the mallow who will acknowledge you.
Offa''s Dyke in Plas Power woods Organiser Jane Craven said: "By Sunday we should be in for a treat, with bluebells, lesser celandine and wood sorrel providing a carpet of colour under a canopy of fresh green leaves.
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.
They then jumped back into the car and drove away from the men on Wood Sorrel Road.
Known by the common names wood sorrel and shamrock, ornamental oxalis has delicate white or pink star-shoped flowers that peek above shapely green leaves.
Almost immediately, Liz begins to point out potential ingredients in hedgerows along the road, in fields and beneath the trees - things like wood sorrel and rosehips and even lichen.
Perhaps one of the secrets of her success is that Laura likes to use local produce and suppliers and often goes foraging in the countryside for local ingredients such as wood sorrel rosehip flowers, wild rose petals, mallow flowers and wild garlic, which she adds to her modern British fare with dishes such as 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.