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Wood sorrel

Observed: 18th April 2013 By: wildaboutnaturewildaboutnature’s reputation in Plantswildaboutnature’s reputation in Plantswildaboutnature’s reputation in Plantswildaboutnature’s reputation in Plants
Wood sorrel
2013-04-18 13.25.40
Description:

Distinctive trifoliate leaves and delicate white flowers with 5 delicately veined petals.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wood-sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) interacts

Comments

Peter Skelton's picture

wood sorrel out

Aha! So yours is out already! I've been keeping my eye out for this one in the woods round us (near Milton Keynes) for a few days now (for the Woodland Trust's excellent 'Nature's Calendar' website), but no joy yet - though our wood anemones are already on show, and I saw our first swallows today, too. Spring seems to be bounding out of its box right now trying to catch up!
Peter

ar8922's picture

wood sorrel out

I also found some in flower today, at Uppacott Wood, just south of Barnstaple, Devon. The leaves are often described as having a lemony flavour, although they seemed more like apple to me.

wildaboutnature's picture

Yes, I've seen so many

Yes, I've seen so many flowers today - West Wales definately seems a bit ahead. Have a look at this which I put up this morning.

I saw my first swallow on Tuesday but our 'own' swallows haven't appeared in our barn yet - just waiting for them now!!
Am just going to have look at the Woodland Trust site - thank you.

Clare Flynn

Peter Skelton's picture

wood sorrel out

Well, following on from my earlier comment, our wood sorrel finally came into flower around here (Woburn Sands) only on the 28th of April - so, yes, you were a good 10 days ahead of us.
Lucky you!
Peter