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Wood sorrel

Oxalis acetosella

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Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago
Wood sorrel
Oxalis acetosella Oxalis acetosella


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chesterbperry
chesterbperry 7 years ago

Actually the Oxalis genus is widespread in a variety of climates, with greatest diversity in the tropics.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 7 years ago

We have a very similar species--Oxalis oregana. Ireland and the Oregon coast must have similar climate & soils I guess. It can be called a "shamrock", but I understand that shamrock usually refers to clover.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Order: Oxalidales
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis

Edible and can be used as a spice in cooking or just added in salads.

PutkovAlexander
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PutkovAlexander

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 27, 2013
Submitted on Aug 28, 2013

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