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What

Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

Redwood-sorrel (Oxalis oregana)

With white or pink flowers this is a common plant under Redwoods. Turning the leaf over reveals the reddish to dark red underside which distinguishes it from Wood Sorrel which would be just green.

This plant is edible in small quantities as an herb in salads. The Oxalic acid gives the leaves a sour taste.

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