Wood-sorrel - Oxalis acetosella flower

Wood-sorrel is a member of the big Oxalis family, known throughout the world as an edible wild plant.
Common Wood-sorrel - Oxalis acetosella, is an Eurasian plant that blooms in early spring, having small white flowers with pink-purplish streaks.

Its heart-shaped leaves have three leaflets, similar to those of clovers.
Both leaves and wood-sorrel flowers contain oxalic acid and have a sour taste. Children like to chew these leaves.


CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photo and flowers!
Have a great day, Maia.
Greetings Mette

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