Redwood Sorrel

Oxalis oregana
  • Description: Creeping perennial with 3 heart-shaped leaflets, like clover, from 5 – 15 cm tall. Flowers are delicate and white.
  • Habitat: Shady forests and forest edges.
  • Harvest: Leaves and flowers can be harvested year-round.
  • Edibility: This tasty herb is filled with oxalic acid, giving it a pleasant sour flavor. It is best eaten raw in salads.
  • Fun Fact:  At night, in direct sun, or in rain, redwood sorrel will fold its leaves in half, then unfold them again in the soft sunlight it prefers. In Canada, it occurs only on Vancouver Island.

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