One of the most prolific weeds in our garden - with its grassy-green upright growth, it's good at hiding among other plants, sending forth its seeds before it is ever noticed. One of its redeeming features is that it pulls up very easily, roots and all. Some weeds, I have hopes of eliminating from our garden - this one is a lost cause - I'll be pulling it forever :-)
||yellow wood sorrel
||self-seeds like mad!
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
This is a weed in our garden
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|lina||Feb 16, 2009||i have some oxalis stricta growing in my pot. And they are beautiful!! how can is share this photos with other viewers?|
There are forums (including many of the forums at gardenweb.com) that allow members to post photos of their plants. I'm afraid this website is only for showcasing plants that grow on our own half-acre :-)
|Amanda||Apr 26, 2011||My grandfather is a botanist and this was the first plant he got me interested in when I was young. Normally he would tell me to never eat wild plants but he told me to taste this one. I think i have tried it almost every year since then and it always brings back that memory. It's cool how plants can do that for you, but yea it's not really that great of a taste unless you like sour stuff. I hear you can make a drink similar to lemonade from it though.
Anyways I thought I would share that. I found this site while trying to id some plants and it's really great.
Thanks for making it!
|Judy||Jul 02, 2013||Oxalis stricta grows in my garden, and it's my favorite green to put as a seasoning in many different dishes. I often just pick off the top half of three or four plants as I dash out to the car, to bring to work and put on my lunch, whether it's sardines or eggplant ratatouille or noodles with sauce.|
How cool! I didn't know it could be used in that way. I'll have to try a bite sometime (I just pulled a bunch of it today).
|stephi||Aug 18, 2013||I am seriously considering and harvesting the seeds of this wild plant. My backyard chickens go absolutely bonkers over this plant! Noticing just how excited they were I tried it out my self it has a bright lemony flavor. I read that is high in potassium and vitamin C and makes a thirst quenching lemonade like beverage.|
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