Mountain Sorrel

Oxyria digyna

  • leaves are edible raw.

  • leaves can be chopped into water with sugar to make lemonade-like drink.

  • plants can be cooked.

  • plants were traditionally boiled with berries and/or salmon roe and poured into thin cakes.

  • grows in moist, open areas in mountain, subalpine and alpine regions.

  • warning: eat raw plant in moderation due to oxalates, which interfere with nutrient absorption.

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