Wood Sorrel (Oxalis spp.)

 

Wood sorrel is perhaps one of the most fun plants of early Spring. Its trio of heart shaped leaves have the tangy zest of a ripe lemon, perfect for adding to salads or as a garnish. After it goes to flower, it’s small, banana shaped fruit pack the same punch. Wood sorrel can be found in shaded areas under trees in moist soils that don’t experience too much flooding.

Wood sorrel forms a scale-like tuber, which is edible, but for transplanting is the best way to re-plant them. Digging up the tubers as early in the Spring as possible will ensure that they still have most of the minerals and energy stored in them from the previous year.

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