Wood Sorrel

Wood Sorrel
Wood sorrel

Back in September in my A Flower a Day project I shared a photo of several of these Creeping Wood sorrel flowers, also known as Sleeping Beauty here. Today I am featuring a single one of these lovely delicate Oxalis blooms. These are edible plants and have been consumed around the world for thousands of years. I hope you like today’s portrait of this tiny, special flower. I send a warm hug to all today.

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4 Responses

  1. A lovely portrait of another unsung hero, Ellie. I’ve seen this little flower, not in the woods or meadows, but adorning a salad in some trendy restaurant (back in the day when restaurants were a thing). I never knew its name, or where it came from or how it grew, singularly or in a cluster. I just admired the beauty it added to my plate before I devoured it. It is ever so much more beautiful in its natural setting. Thank you to you both.

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    1. I had a question about what the flowers taste like, which I couldn’t answer. So maybe you can enlighten us? I’m glad you enjoyed seeing it ‘in the wild’. I believe that different parts of the plant are used for different purposes in other parts of the world, some medicinally.
      Thanks Janet!

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  2. Thank you very much Ellie it is a lovely Little flower so bright and cheery. my first looked at it the stamen I think that is what it’s called look like a little cactus to me with little flowers on the cactus. Thanks for the hug sending one back.

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    1. I know what you mean about the little stamens. I like showing a single flower fairly close up for that reason. We then get a chance to spotlight the details that way. Thanks Linda.

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