Wood Sorrel (Oxalis)
- Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata): A somewhat delicate-appearing, low-growing, herbaceous plant in the family Oxalidaceae.
- Creeping Woodsorrel (Oxalis_stricta): This herbaceous plant requires dry or moist, alkaline soils, preferring sandy and loamy dirt to grow in. It requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor grounds. It does not do well in shade.
- Extremely Common (wild growth): It is frequently found around the headwaters of chalk streams.
- Dye: An orange dye can be obtained by boiling the whole plant.
- Medicinal: A poultice of the plant has been used to treat swellings.
- All parts of the plant are edible, with a distinct tangy, lemon flavor.
- The leaves can be used to make a flavored drink that is similar in taste to lemonade
- The whole plant can be brewed as a tisane that has an aroma somewhat like that of cooked green beans.