FOTD: Wood Sorrel

After yesterday’s delicate meadow flower, Lady’s Smock, here is another charming little Spring wild flower that’s easy to miss but well worth stopping and looking at more closely. But this time it’s a flower of damp woodlands, hence its name the Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella).

It’s three heart-shaped leaves are a bit like a clover’s leaves. Interestingly, the leaves fold up at night, or if the conditions are harsh.

Wood Sorrel
Its unmistakable leaves

If you come across it in the woods, please bend down and say hello to it. You’ll be treated to the sight of little five-petalled white flowers which have the most beautiful pink or purple veining.

Wood Sorrel
Its delicately veined petals

Submitted for Cee’s Flower of the Day.


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