Wood sorrel, Oxalis acetosella

Edible Parts:

· Leaves

· Flowers


The leaves are great in salads and fish. They have a sharp lemony flavour due to the low quantities of oxalic acid.

When and where to find it: 

Best fresh in the spring. Usually grows between March and June. Mostly found in shaded woodland.

Other Observations: 

It’s a small, low lying plant with white flowers. Don’t confuse it with procumbent yellow sorrel. Yellow sorrel is not found in woodlands and it has yellow flowers hence the name.

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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