wood sorrel

Wood sorrel covers the ground in the woods of Europe and Asia. The stem is creeping through the underground and has white purple-veined flowers at the start of the spring. The plant has trifoliate compound leaves that has a yellow-green color. The leaves folding against the plant at night. They also fold back when it starts raining.

Woodsorrel has white flowers with purple-veined on the inside of the flowers. The small flowers appear early in the spring.

Wood sorrel can easely being propagated through cutting or divisionof the creeping stem.

wood sorrel edible

The Wood-sorrel have a fresh green appearance and the trefoil leaves contain a large amount of oxalate acid giving it a fresh and acid taste, but not a good taste.

The bottom of the wood , from: Meyers lexikon 1904
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2 Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade or Atropa belladonna
3 Common Hepatica, Liverwort, Kidneywort or Pennywort or Hepatica triloba
4 Narrow-leaved Helleborine or Cephalanthera longifolia
5 Herb Paris or True Lover's Knot or Paris quadrifolia
6 Northern Wolfsbane or Aconitum lycoctonum
7 Lungwort, Common Lungwort or Our Lady's Milk Drops or Pulmonaria officinalis
8 Common Ivy or Hedera helix
9 Asian Goatsbear or Aruncus sylvester
10 Wild Strawberry or Fragaria vesca
11 Perennial Cornflower or Centaurea montana
12 Bird's-nest Orchid or Neottia nidus
13 Common Wood Sorrel or Oxalis acetosella
14 Asarabacca, European Wild Ginger, Hazelwort or Wild Spikenard or Asarum europaeum
15 False lily of the valley or May lily or Maianthemum bifolium,
16 Solomon's Seal, David's Harp, Ladder-to-heaven or Polygonatum multiflorum
17 Woodruff, Sweet Woodruff, Wild Baby's Breath or Asperula odorata
18 Common Twayblade or Listera ovata