This Custom, Spooky Coop Is A Neighborhood Hit! The roots, leaves, and seedpods of yellow sweet clover are edible as well. I bet we've been clueless all these years. This year, I’ll be collecting white clover blossoms and leaves. Is It a "Shamrock"? It grows from a small, brown "nut"-like bulb, which reproduces like mad in the fall and ends up covering large areas. I remember everyone was very reluctant to eat the various 'weeds' our guide kept plucking out of the ground! Seeking Pearls from Pueblo West on August 05, 2009: hmm...I'm in Colorado so I wonder if it is growing in this area, it sure does look like shamrock. The real Irish shamrock is white clover (Trifolium repens). They’re both edible and delicious. Each flower has 5 petals and a light green calyx with 5 teeth. It has even been made into a tea to use as an eyewash. Copyright © 2020 EG Media Investments LLC. Bill from Gold Coast, Australia on December 03, 2011: Wood Sorrel is not one that I was as familiar with in Australia, but a visiting American friend who is an expert in the field of edible weeds managed to find some growing earlier this year at a retreat that I was at with him. Mark Falco from Reno, Nevada on March 26, 2011: I first experienced the taste of this on a school trip to Danbury woods umpteen years ago. Its lemony taste is a great addition to a morning salad. What a waste. Joan Hall (author) from Los Angeles on April 01, 2012: @ecogranny: Yes, it does require a particular mindset. In her book Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, Ruth Reichl talks about eating wood sorrel in salads at fancy New York restaurants. Pink clover flowers have the best taste. It’s helpful both internally and externally in cases of gout. Well they are edible. Everyone can be self-sufficient no matter where they live or work, and I was intent on proving that. Some people use yellow sweet clover to treat varicose veins. I too live in Los Angeles and have happily munched this plant for a long time but need to correct your naming. Sweet white clover flowers appear from June to October in the plant’s second year in multiple racemes (clusters which are separate from the stem). Suur meaning sour. Answer: Yes, I eat the stems all the time. Because it has three leaves on each stem, it is sometimes confused with clover. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thanks for all your info, long live Wood Sorrel! Basically, all of its traditional uses point to a plant that is helpful at cleaning up all the waterways in the body. So glad you told me about it. Please try again. {62 comments… add one} Denis October 25, 2011, 2:42 pm. White clover is the reason we have clover honey. Some of its purported beneficial properties are: This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. For the most part, they add bright colors to recipes, but not a lot of flavor. Required fields are marked *. Joan lives in Los Angeles, where she has an enduring love affair with edible weeds. It doesn’t grow tall or have a strong scent. I will be sure to pick some and try it in my salad soon. Thanks for introduction! To keep clover around, herbicde use must be curbed, and so lawns may become havens for weeds once more. Additionally, you can use white clover as a substitute for red clover. in Alcohol, beverage, Flowers, Greens/Pot Herb, Medicinal, Pickles/vinegar, plants, Salad, Spice/Seasoning, Vegetable, Vines Edible Flowers Have a Rainbow of Flavors Scarlet Runner Bean, Peony, Hyacinth Bean, Clover, Jasmine, Chervil, Water … Great advice. Every time we go outside my son runs straight to it and grabs a couple of handfuls to eat in the car. However, it doesn’t always taste nice. The red clover flowers are the most delicious. Sharon Hill May 12, 2017, 2:49 pm. I didn't realise it had medicinal properties as well. White clover (Trifolium repens) is a great example of a plant that we take for granted. 29. It’s so common these days, we don’t really “see” it—it’s just part of the weed landscape. This spring, take a closer look at the ground you walk on. The word shamrock is derived from the Irish word seamróg, which means "clover". Add its raw leaves to salads, sauté and add to dishes for a splash of green, eat the red or white flowers raw or cooked, or dry the flowers and use for tea. However, the Taraxacum, or more commonly referred to as “ Dandelion ”, is, in fact, entirely edible. Clover Clover flowers. Likewise, dried clover flowers are also great for adding flavor to baked goods as well as jelly and cool beverages. Wood sorrel leaves are also recommended as a medicinal herb. Eat flowers you know to be consumable — if you are uncertain, consult a reference book on edible flowers and plants. It’s large and fragrant and has a more noticeable color. Everybody knows clover and it falls within the group of edible plants. Dried flowers best known for making tea. Please let us know a convenient time to call you on, (*All time slots are available in CDT zone.). Allan R. Wallace from Wherever Human Rights Reign on January 10, 2011: I grew up in Orange County, I think this is what we ate as sour grass -- just the long yellow flower stems, usually eaten on the way to and from school. Luckily, many of those weeds, including clover, are edible, so urban foragers need only to step out their front door to find ingredients for their next meal. Caution: Red clover variety is edible but contains high amounts of alkaloids in the fall. Please note that each and every hedgerow item you come across may … Fresh while clover flowers can also be used as an edible garnish in various dishes. The grass was filled with a variety of useful plants but nothing I could allow my group to taste—all but the grass had a yellow tinge and was horribly contorted and mutated as if in agony. As an edible flowering plant, you can choose to eat red clover flowers or leaves uncooked. 30. 3. 18. They’re both edible and delicious. She is the author of, Soulful And Affectionate Creatures Thrive At Stone House Mini Donkeys, Crop Rotation Matters In Home Garden Beds, Too. This is an interesting lens Joan. Something that fills me with longing is when I see a vacant lot that has been fenced off to keep out evildoers and it's overrun with beautiful weeds. A lot of common weeds are transplants that were brought to America by European settlers, but Oxalis stricta is a North American native! Just like the honeybee, this plant was imported from Europe a long time ago. But I think that the weeds are a gift to us to help us survive life in the urban jungle. All of the aerial parts of the clover plant are edible : leaves, stems, flowers, and seed pods. Answer: I've never seen any source that called oxalis poisonous. Wood sorrel is an edible plant that grows profusely in the Los Angeles area. Your email address will not be published. This species of clover is substantially larger than white – or Dutch, clover. Use them fresh or dried in baked goods. Clover can be eaten raw but it is safer to boil it first. Interesting to know which weeds are edible - points out that we can always survive with innovation -:). The seeds and flowers are edible. Instead, I headed into the alleyways between businesses. My older brother shared it with me. We hear so often that we must continue with conventional agriculture and foods produced in laboratories in order to feed the growing human population. Our experts will call you on your preferred time. However, they happen to double as a highly nutritious edible flower.. Dandelions have … Wood sorrel can often be confused with shamrocks. Each leaf has a center crease. Another great lens! You also have photos of other Oxalis with small pink and/or white flowers which are little bushy ornamental varieties that tend to grow in peoples gardens here but usually dont survive without some watering or care. Flower heads can be used fresh or dried as a tea. Use the leaves raw in salads or dry for baked goods later. The plant with bright yellow flowers and small purple freckles on tall stems that grow from one central stem is called Bermuda Buttercup, Sour Grass, or African Sorrel (among other common names) and native to South Africa. On our farm, we don’t walk on it carelessly as others tend to. White clover is preferable to red clover, though both are edible. The dried leaves and flowers are slightly sweet and can leave behind a faint vanilla-like flavor. Chickweed Flowers. Not really. Both the leaves and the flowers are edible. Clover is everywhere in the United States and very high in protein. Not everyone tolerates clover as an edible. They are used in teas, syrups and a range of desserts. Five generations of my family have lived in California, it's funny what we've picked up without knowing origins. Keep in mind: there are no specific characteristics that indicate poisonous flowers or plants. I also love the images you conjure in my mind of foraging for these plants among the cracks in concrete in the heart of Los Angeles, or picking them in the shadow of a rusty barrel in an empty lot. Some nutritionists say that an excess of oxalic acid can be harmful, so that would mean that both spinach and wood sorrel should be eaten in moderate amounts. I love eating a sprig of wood sorrel all by itself now and then. The plant usually called Wood Sorrel, Oxalis stricta, grows close to the ground and spreads into a large patch with underground runners. While clover is largely considered as either a wild plant messing up your nice lawn, or animal food, it is a good food for humans. They are white, 4-5 mm (under 1/4”) in size, and the flower stalks each have between 20 and 65 flowers. Ferns. Clover is very common but the four leaved clover is fairly rare and is considered lucky when found although the record for number of leaves is fifty six. These are usually cooked as vegetables and eaten. Answer: I haven't seen any data that suggests that foods with oxalic acid will cause rheumatism, but some people feel that oxalic acid can make the disease worse in people who already have it. Lank lewe die Suurrring! There is error while submitting your request. The genus name for wood sorrel is oxalis. I did not know wood sorrel was edible. Some people won't eat anything that grew anywhere in Los Angeles because of the air pollution! Clover. Look for bright green leaves about a quarter of an inch to just over an inch long, and tiny white flowers with five double-lobed white petals. Stricta is Latin and means "tight, close, straight, drawn together". Wood sorrel is one of my favorite edible wild plants. We have an abundance of little plants looking just like this wood sorrel, except they have no flowers and the leaves are dark green. Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 30, 2010: I never knew this. Another common lawn weed, clover flowers are a bit sweet and make a great tea. Now I have to do some inspecting. Never knew so many weeds were edible! All rights reserved. Make sure to pick flowers that are free of wilted brown petals. Thanks for all of your info :). I will be on the look out next time. Miha Gasper from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU on March 31, 2012: i never heard about wood sorrel before. I live in Western Australia and the yellow wood sorrel is in full bloom at the moment. Thank you for your articles! This is very useful information for me. Very interesting lens. So it is recommended that people with rheumatism consult with a doctor for advice about what limits they should put on their oxalate intake. Cooked root edible. I had no clue. I'm glad to hear that it does have some nutritional benefits but I think that I will be limiting him to maybe just a couple of stems a day due to its ability to reduce iron and calcium absorption. I enjoyed it. The sorrel that we have in abundance in the Los Angeles area is yellow wood sorrel (oxalis stricta), which has yellow flowers. The leaves are usually green, but sometimes you see plants with reddish leaves. Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on April 01, 2012: Another wonderful page about edible wild plants. Many texts refer to its abilities with Bright’s disease, an old reference to a kidney disorder that leads to water retention kidney stones. Packed with Vitamins A and C, Clovers (especially Red) have a generous amount of fibre, carotene, and protein. White clover’s cousin, red clover (Trifolium pratense), is much showier. Alexa Lehr Thinks The All-Black Svart Hona Chicken Shines, Side Hustles Can Help You Earn Extra Cash From Your Farm. It grows like crazy here when the weather is cool, from fall into spring and then dies back when the weather heats up. The Clover is, in fact, edible and has been consumed by indigenous Asian and North American cultures for generations specifically for its alternative healing properties. Invariably, when I do these walks, people are shocked to learn about all the plants right at their feet that they’ve been taking for granted. Likewise, the young leaves are often consumed in salads. Thank you for choosing this service. They are a member of the pea family. The flowers, raw or cooked, are edible. Perhaps it also grows in Alabama? What this plant is best known for is its tangy flavor. Red clover, which is my opinion nearly always clearly looks purple, flowers during the early spring growing season. Refreshing. Eating clover can help the lymphatic system in our bodies, cleaning up all its waterways and improving our blood. All of them are edible and taste lemon-y or "sour" because of the oxalic acid. The flowers of the Oxalis stricta are yellow with five petals. The leaves are usually green, but sometimes you see plants with reddish leaves. DANDELION. It’s helpful both internally and externally in cases of gout. Question: I have read that wood sorrels are poisonous, is it true? I have to admit that I had no idea about the qualities of this weed. Thank you for sharing. One of the plants destroyed in this particular lawn is ironically sold in bulk as a lawn alternative. This is said while lawns that could feed and provide healthy supplements to half a dozen families are destroyed in favor of a monoculture of useless green grass. Nicole Pellegrini from New Jersey on March 17, 2012: Fascinating stuff - I would have thought the sorrel was clover as well! Clover is an important food for honeybees and bumblebees, and clover leaves and flowers can be used to add variety to human meals as well. I guess I thought wood sorrel was some type of clover all this time. View this post on Instagram ... Chickweed, also known as Stellaria media, is a cool weather plant with edible flowers, stems and leaves found in lawns during the early spring and fall. Each leaf has a center crease. ... not ball-like flower of a clover. There are many different species of oxalis, the best known being oxalis acetosella, which has white flowers with streaks of pink. At night and in the rain, the leaves and flowers fold in. This year, I’ll be collecting white clover blossoms and leaves. I taught my kids to eat it too. At night and in the rain, the leaves and flowers fold in. The flowers for tea can be used fresh or dried for later use. Perhaps this is the reason that between the two clovers, it is the star in herbal medicine. Good luck reaching Giant Squid! Several fern varieties are edible and are often called fiddleheads, however, care must be taken as there are also several non-edible varieties that can cause mild to severe illness. I live in Catalunya where we have lots of wild plants. With over a million bees flying around our property, walking barefoot across a lawn filled with white clover puts you at risk for stings. Dried leaves can have a hint of vanilla aroma. It is more rare here in Southern California because it prefers cooler, more nothern climates. You took me by surprise here too Joan but I shouldn't be after learning about stinging nettle from you. The most notable identifying feature is its three heart-shaped leaves. I love the taste of sorrel and mine has purple leaves and pale pink flower; but I have heard oxalic acid is bad for gout sufferers - do you know if its true? To know about the White Clover Uses, read this article carefully! I'm going to look for this plant today. Clover may look like a common lawn weed, but clover is edible! 5) Clover. are edible, and have a sweet, mild liquorice flavour. Answer: Start picking the wood sorrel and adding the tangy, vitamin-packed leaves and flowers to your salads, and you'll probably run out it before you know it! I think there's some of this growing near the woods in our backyard--I'll have to try it. This weekend, I discovered that I have been missing out on a wonderful plant because I had just assumed it was only good for the bees. You wouldn't want to use it as your main salad ingredient, but it adds a wonderful zing to your other salad greens. I often voice my opinion about the problems I see our society’s long-standing lawn culture. For another, the vigorous yellow flower is a nutritious edible weed that makes the ideal addition to a lunchtime salad or the perfect ingredient for an evening cup of tea. Wood sorrel is high in vitamin C and also contains vitamin A. 7. One thing about the plant is that is has a lot of oxalic acid (a substance that is also found in spinach). You also should NEVER use pesticides or other chemicals on any part of any plant that produces blossoms you plan to eat. A patch of White Clover. Dawn Combs lives in Ohio with her family and is the co-owner of the herbal health farm Mockingbird Meadows, chief soda jerk at her family’s unique storefront apothecary called Soda Pharm and the master formulator of their herb- and honey-based products. Chickweed is not only edible … Thanks! This weekend during a weed walk at a local herb festival, I got another chance to get on my soapbox. Very nicely done lens. Clover – The flower heads of clover (Trifolium spp.) I try to make very sure I am certain before I try eating any of these plants :), Thank you for the introduction to wood sorrel. Wood sorrel looks similar to clover and tends to get misidentified as clover. It appears to be beneficial for the lymphatic system, as well. I've never tried it cooked, but the internet has lots of recipe suggestions: Sweetened wood sorrel tea is said to taste something like lemonade, and some people use it in beer-making. Not really. I want to eat the clump where the stems come together. Four leaf clovers are lucky, but in a survival situation you will be happy to know that even the normal 3 leaf variety is lucky... by that I mean edible. Hi Joan. NOT EVERY FLOWER/PLANT IS EDIBLE  In fact, sampling some flowers can make you very, very sick. My white clover isn’t blooming yet, but I’d guess that as soon as the other gentle blood cleansers in my yard have been destroyed by summer’s increasing temperatures, I will start to see this hardy perennial. They can also be dried and ground into flour. There are surprises there if you come at it from a different perspective. Clover, however, has oval-shaped leaves, while sorrel leaves are heart-shaped. We eventually found our way into a large yard behind a bakery. ... CLOVER Flowers are sweet with a hint of licorice. I learn a lot from them! Remember the four leaf clover you looked for as a child. As we walked, I pointed out all the medicine and food tucked along the sides of buildings and in the cracks of sidewalks. Reply. In the wilderness, it’s hard to spot non-edible flowers. I've never seen that one around here, however. Never thought of eating it. Red & White Clover Flowers. The flowers can be added to jellies during the cooking stage and turn the liquid a lovely violet color. Red clover is also commonly referred to as: purple clover, beebread, cow clover, trefoil, wild clover, clove, meadow clover, and trifolium. Raw clover can cause problems with digestion, but it can be made into a juice form. White clover is an alterative like it’s cousin the red clover, meaning it improves the condition of our blood. very informative lens. Clover, however, has oval-shaped leaves, while sorrel leaves are heart-shaped. Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on August 04, 2009: Hwy, Isn't this what Milly picked in the movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" to make soup on the night they got married? If you keep your eyes open, you're bound to encounter it. White Clover’s botanical name is ‘Trifolium repens,’ and it’s related to ‘Fabaceae‘ family with genus ‘Trifolium.’ It’s originated from the British Isles, Central Asia, Morocco, Tunisia, and Europe. 3 But there are a few signs that you can’t (and shouldn’t) eat certain flowers: You need to be extra careful, because the leaves and stems of flowers can be poisonous. For some reason, most of the popular images you see for shamrocks show leaves that look more like sorrel than clover. I so enjoy these pages. Oxalis stricta, called the common yellow woodsorrel (or simply yellow woodsorrel), common yellow oxalis, upright yellow-sorrel, lemon clover, or more ambiguously and informally "sourgrass" or "pickle plant", is a herbaceous plant native to North America, parts of Eurasia, and has a rare introduction in Britain. It can grow wild here, living off nothing but rainfall. The leaves and flowers of clover can be eaten cooked or raw. Reducing inflammation when applied topically. 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