Family: Wood Sorrel Family Habitat: Moist, shady areas of woods. Season: Leaf - Late Spring through Fall
Harvesting notes: We enjoy delicately scooping this one out of the ground with our fingers. If a rhizome accidentally get pulled up as well, we tuck it back into the earth a short distance from where it came out to encourage the patch to spread,
Culinary notes: Oxalic acid is the source of its sour flavor. In some sensitive bodies, excess of Oxalic acid can lead to kidney stones but since wood sorrel is most commonly used as a garnish there is not need to worry. The leaves are delicious sprinkled into both fruit, or savory salads, or as a garnish on a main course (especially with fish or wild mushrooms) or dessert.