Northern Bushcraft

Woodsorrel

  • leaves are edible raw.
  • leaves have a sour taste.
  • flowers are eible raw.
  • leaves and flowers are safer and tastier when cooked.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Creeping woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata), Stoloniferous woodsorrel (Oxalis dillenii) and Upright woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta).
  • grows in disturbed sites.
  • raw leaves and raw flowers contain oxalic acid, which can cause nutritional deficiency in high doses.
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