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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Another lovable weed ground cover: common yellow woodsorrel

Common yellow woodsorrel  
Oxalis corniculata 
Again. This is me rethinking something that I am constantly -trying- to remove from my garden. I have fond memories of this plant from when I was young... My mom taught me when I was a kid that the leaves were edible and tangy. I learned later in life that eating a small bit of oxalis is fine, but we shouldn't overdo it.

So when woodsorrel showed up in my garden, I had a love/hate thing going on with it. I googled common woodsorrel to find out it is a Florida Native and decided instead of trying to yank it out (nearly impossible anyway) from under my peaches and blackberries, that I am going to embrace yet another "weed" groundcover into my garden in certain areas.