Wood Sorrel (Oxalis, Yellow Sorrel, Pink Sorrel)

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  • Common Name: Wood Sorrel (Oxalis, Yellow Sorrel, Pink Sorrel)
  • Latin Name: Oxalis spp.
  • Family Name: Oxalidaceae

All of the sorrels from the Oxalidaceae family contain high amounts of oxalic acid, and although a small nibble will do no harm it is best avoided as it could bind with calcium and cause kidney stones or gout.

Also grown as a garden plant.  The leaves of Wood Sorrel can easily be confused with Clover, but the flowers are very different.

Oxalis acetosella (Common wood sorrel); Oxalis stricta (Yellow wood sorrel); Oxalis corniculata (Yellow Sorrel); Oxalis articulata (Pink Sorrel).

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