Woodsorrel

Oxalis spp.

  • leaves are edible raw.

  • leaves have a sour taste.

  • flowers are edible raw.

  • leaves and flowers are safer and tastier when cooked.

  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Creeping woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata), Stoloniferous woodsorrel (Oxalis dillenii) and Upright woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta).

  • grows in disturbed sites.

  • raw leaves and raw flowers contain oxalic acid, which can cause nutritional deficiency in high doses.

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