Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Wood sorrel

Oxalis acetosella

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tiz 7 years ago
Wood sorrel
Oxalis acetosella Oxalis acetosella

Sign in to suggest organism ID


chesterbperry 7 years ago

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

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 7 years ago

Order: Oxalidales
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis

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

Spotted by

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team