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Pink Sorrel

Oxalis articulata

Plant Data

Order:
Oxalidales
Family:
Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
5 deep pink petals, sometimes paler, forming an umbel.
Fruit:
A capsule which contains the seeds.
Leaves:
The leaves are similar to Wood Sorrel. They are divided into 3 leaflets (trifolate) and the tips of the leaflets are notched. The undersides of the leaves are covered in numerous orange spots.
Maximum Size:
35 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
The leaves and flowers are both edible, raw or cooked. They have a lemony taste due to the oxalic acid which is present.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Pink Oxalis, Pink Oxalis Sourgrass, Pink Wood-sorrel, Sourgrass, Windowbox Wood-sorrel.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, roadsides, wasteland.