Wood Sorrel (Oxalis)

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  1.   1.  Description
    1.   1.1  Types
  2.   2.  Obtaining
  3.   3.  Uses
    1.   3.1  Food
  4.   4.  More
  5.   5.  'Souls
Common Name Wood Sorrel
Latin Name Oxalis (genus)
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1.  Description

1.1  Types

  • 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.

2.  Obtaining

  • Extremely Common (wild growth): It is frequently found around the headwaters of chalk streams.

3.  Uses

  • Dye: An orange dye can be obtained by boiling the whole plant.
  • Medicinal: A poultice of the plant has been used to treat swellings.

3.1  Food

  • 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.

4.  More

5.  'Souls

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