Wood Sorrel

Latin Name:

Oxalis acetosella

Manx Name:

Bee cooag


April - June

Locations where this species is found:
Glen Maye Slieau Whallian South Barrule Glen Mooar Glen Helen Glen Auldyn Groudle Glen Clypse and Kerrowdhoo Archallagan Port Soderick Glen Rushen Ballaglass Glen

This is one of several three-leafed plants that are known as "shamrock". It grows in wooded areas.

The leaves of this plant are edible, but it is not recommended to eat them in large quantities as they contain oxalic acid.

The Manx name for wood sorrel is "Bee cooag".
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