False Shamrock

Description

Common Name: False Shamrock
Scientific Name: Oxalis triangularis
Family Name: Oxalidaceae

Edible Usages:
The leaves are eaten raw or cooked and have an acidic taste due to their oxalic acid content. Leaves and flowers can be used as a decoration for salads. When consuming larger amounts of leaves, the oxalic acid can cause discomfort. The rhizomes are eaten raw or cooked and have a sweet taste.

 

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