You say that you don’t use linseed, I was wondering what the reason was. It is occasionally grown as a groundcover but to most gardeners it is a tenacious and annoying weed. One thing about the plant is that is has a lot of oxalic acid (a substance that is also found in spinach). Oxalis contains Oxalic Acid, so should be eaten in moderation - more on that in the medicinal section of Oxalis linked at top left. The word shamrock is derived from the Irish word seamróg, which means "clover". 1/2 tsp salt I think there's some of this growing near the woods in our backyard--I'll have to try it. A delicious lemony flavour, the leaves make a refreshing, thirst-quenching munch and are also added to salads, soups, sauces etc. 3 T sunflower seeds (activated by soaking, then re-drying in a dehydrator or slow oven) Wood sorrel is high in vitamin C and also contains vitamin A. Clusters of leaves grow from finger length to hand length in height and form mounded rosettes. Suur meaning sour. In her book Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, Ruth Reichl talks about eating wood sorrel in salads at fancy New York restaurants. If you’re a cat owner growing them, however, your luck may go south quickly. It is nothing serious but I prefer chia seed. Hi Joan. Oca, Oxalis tuberosa, is a perennial plant extensively cultivated in the central and southern Andes for its edible root. Oxalis Species: articulata Family: Oxalidaceae Life Cycle: Perennial Recommended Propagation Strategy: Division Country Or Region Of Origin: South America Edibility: EDIBLE PARTS: Small amounts of leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/roots eaten raw are not dangerous. The plant with bright yellow flowers and small purple freckles on tall stems that grow from one central stem is called Bermuda Buttercup, Sour Grass, or African Sorrel (among other common names) and native to South Africa. I too live in Los Angeles and have happily munched this plant for a long time but need to correct your naming. I’m going to try it in a roast pumpkin salad with a creamy dressing. Refreshing. It's also one of my favorite salad ingredients. Thanks! HI Florence, thanks for your question. Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) from FL on April 01, 2011: I see this growing everywhere and just thought it was clover. Use in moderation, see notes at top of sheet, Flowers - raw. The plant is self-fertile. I had no clue. To no surprise, oxalis is also high in oxalic acid, which is the same substance that causes experts to tell us to eat spinach in moderation. I didn't realise it had medicinal properties as well. very informative lens. I’ve viewed it as containing too much oxalic acid for eating (the same substance in silver beet and spinach which we are told to eat in moderation) and a nuisance in the garden, where I try compulsively to get every last bulb out – an impossible task. People have questioned me on whether or not he should be eating it and I assumed it was fine because I remember eating it as a child. At night and in the rain, the leaves and flowers fold in. The leaves are usually green, but sometimes you see plants with reddish leaves. It is in flower from June to September. 1/2 cup almonds (activated as above) 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, Seed bread with dried mallow added. A few South American species have edible tubers or roots, but most members of the genus are familiar as garden ornamentals. Seed Bread Recipe (inspired by Pete Evans http://peteevans.com) I enjoyed it. You could also try it in an apple, peach or pear pie or crumble, for a flavour like rhubarb. It is in flower from June to November. I've never seen that one around here, however. A lot of common weeds are transplants that were brought to America by European settlers, but Oxalis stricta is a North American native! Latin Name: Oxalis spp. Origin: Several species in the genus, originating from Europe to South America.. Family: Oxalidaceae. Never thought of eating it. Cecilie on August 28, 2015: Hi Joan. I ate a. couple of the flowers and found they had a very nice lemony flavour. A little won’t hurt you at all, but too much will deter your body from absorbing calcium. I love eating a sprig of wood sorrel all by itself now and then. 2/ Mix the sunflower, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds in a large bowl. Its lemony taste is a great addition to a morning salad. 1.5 cups almond meal or walnut meal I also love the images you conjure in my mind of foraging for these plants among the cracks in concrete in the heart of Los Angeles, or picking them in the shadow of a rusty barrel in an empty lot. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. Are there any recipes that could use the bulb? They were getting a dose of Vitamin C and Vitamin A as the leaves are rich in both. The mixture looks more like a batter than a bread dough. 3/ Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and smooth out with a spatula. They were getting a dose of Vitamin C and Vitamin A as the leaves are rich in both. It's a little, delicate, … Good luck reaching Giant Squid! The plant usually called Wood Sorrel, Oxalis stricta, grows close to the ground and spreads into a large patch with underground runners. Runner Bean Humus Thanks for all of your info :). Oxalis barrelieri is a Perennial It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. Managing Oxalis weeds takes determination, bulldog-ish stubbornness and inflexible resolve. Oxalis corniculata, the creeping woodsorrel, also called procumbent yellow sorrel or sleeping beauty, resembles the common yellow woodsorrel, Oxalis stricta.It is a somewhat delicate-appearing, low-growing, herbaceous plant in the family Oxalidaceae. All of them are edible and taste lemon-y or "sour" because of the oxalic acid. Oxalis has small, pale green clover-like leaves made up of three heart-shaped leaflets. This leaf should be used in moderation, see the notes above on toxicity. You can add more oil or juice if it is too thick. Peel the garlic and smash in a food processor, add the beans, lemon juice, oil and salt and continue processing until you have a nice smooth paste. From the cottage I explored the surroundings before, running an edible weed workshop just down the road. This woodsorrel is typically grown as a houseplant but can be grown outside in USDA climate zones 8a–11, preferably in light shade. The simplest answer to this question is: no. Although Oxalis is toxic it has a very bitter taste to repel anything or anyone who tries to eat it, and this is often enough to deter dogs and cats from eating more than the occasional mouthful. We don’t spray either, so that means accepting them or taking the time to get the bulbs out. Bill from Gold Coast, Australia on December 03, 2011: Wood Sorrel is not one that I was as familiar with in Australia, but a visiting American friend who is an expert in the field of edible weeds managed to find some growing earlier this year at a retreat that I was at with him. Not all species of oxalis have the bulbs, instead they have thick, fleshy rhizomes. I met you at a weed workshop in Thames at Jackie’s place. Thank you for your articles! Oxalis corniculata also known as creeping wood sorrel, procumbent yellow-sorrel or sleeping beauty is a species of perennial, flowering, low-growing, herbaceous plant in genus Oxalis and Oxalidaceae family. Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 30, 2010: I never knew this. I live in Western Australia and the yellow wood sorrel is in full bloom at the moment. Home | Contact | Site Map | Privacy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Disclosure, (inspired by Pete Evans http://peteevans.com. Shamrocks (Oxalis tetraphylla, Oxalis deppei) have long represented good luck. Prevention. Is Woodsorrel Edible? Edible Weeds List Use the links at the bottom of this page to navigate these edible weeds (listed in alphabetical order). Both leaves and flowers can fold up at night or in rough weather. Donations towards my research are gratefully received. This is an interesting lens Joan. I try to make very sure I am certain before I try eating any of these plants :), Thank you for the introduction to wood sorrel. Wood sorrel can often be confused with shamrocks. Five generations of my family have lived in California, it's funny what we've picked up without knowing origins. Like a soup? Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before turning out. There are many different species of oxalis, the best known being oxalis acetosella, which has white flowers with streaks of pink. in beverage, Edible Raw, Greens/Pot Herb, plants, Recipes, Roots/Tubers/Corms, Salad Oxalis have five petals and can be pink or yellow. Stir into it Question: Is oxalic acid a cause of gout and rheumatism? almonds, almond or walnut meal, your version of LSA, bicarb, powdered weeds and coconut flour. I’ve had two recent occasions that have brought Oxalis to my attention in a positive way.