Greetings, friends! Next up in my wild edibles series is wood sorrel. Wood sorrel might be mistaken by new foragers for clover but after reading this post you will know how to distinguish it from clover. It is similar to clover in that it has three small leaves coming from the end of a small stem. Wood sorrel, however, has three heart-shaped leavesand the veins in the leaflets radiate out from the base whereas clover has three egg-shaped leaves and the veins in the leaflet come out from various points from the center vein. The wood sorrel flowers have 5 petals and the clover flowers have “lots of tiny pea-like flowers clustered together on flower heads” (Kallas). Click here to see images of clover flowers. Both clover leaves and flowers and wood sorrel leaves and flowers are edible but the taste difference is very distinct.
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