Oxalis - Wood Sorrel - Edible Weeds and Bush Tucker Plant Foods

Oxalis

Wood Sorrel

Other names:
Introduced From: Different species from all continents
Family: Oxalidaceae
Habitat: Lawns, gardens, farms, pastures and roadsides
Uses: The leaves may be eaten. Some people claim that the other parts of the plant (shoots, stems, flowers, seeds and roots) are also edible, though tough and not very nice to eat.
Season: All
References: Low (Weeds), Richardson and Shepherd

Oxalis species are common weeds of lawns and other areas. There may be some issues with oxalic acid if you eat too many of them. They are similar to clovers, though may possibly contain even more oxalic acid. They are unrelated to sheep sorrel.

There is another species that is really common, which looks like a clover but has bent leaves and taller stems, I will try to find a picture of it.

Oxalis - Wood Sorrel - Bush Tucker Plant Foods
Photo: Oxalis latifolia, Large-leaf Wood Sorrel. Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW. High resolution (1600 x 1200). Native to Mexico.

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