Wood sorrel, Oxalis Acetosella, is a perennial small herb that grows and thrives in shady forests throughout Denmark. The flower of the herb has fine white petals with pink veins. The plant is easy to recognize on its clover-like leaves. These are divided into three small leaves, each resembling a heart and sitting on a long stem. On the upper side they are green and reddish on the underside. The woodland has thin violet earth stems that grow horizontally through the soil and branch out so that the plant can spread better.
The wood sorrel tastes acidic and is therefore often used in cooking for eg. salads and herbal butter.
The wood sorrel blooms in April-May.