Wood Sorrel identification, distribution and edibility

Wood SorrelOxalis Acetosella

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  • Edibility – 4 – Delicious lemony-apple flavour in leaves and stems. Contains oxalic acid which should not be eaten in large quantities.
  • Identification – 4 – Could be confused with clover (also edible)
  • Distribution – 5
  • Season – All year, flowers spring
  • Habitat – any shady woodland

See seasonal notes article on wood sorrel

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