Yellow Wood Sorrel, Oxalis stricta, is one of my favorite wild edible snacks. The plant is both edible and medicinal. The Kiowa Indians called it “salt weed” and used it for long walks, much in the same way we drink/eat electrolytes when we are out on a hike.
Keep your eyes and ears open and your powder dry!
Yellow Wood Sorrel Sources:
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United States Department of Agriculture. Natural Resources Conservation Services. Web.