[Wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella)]
Wood Sorrel

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Wild Greens (vegetables, salads and herbs)

The season for wild greens generally runs from March until November. The real lean period is between January and Februray when hardly anything is around, but things tend to really get going in March when wild garlic is ready to pick.

  • Ground Elder
  • Nettles
  • Wild Chives
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Garlic Chives
  • Wild Garlic
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • Alexanders
  • Sorrel
  • Wood Sorrel
  • Wild Mint
  • Hawthorn Leaves
  • Hogweed
  • Wild Fennel Tops
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Beech Leaves
  • Sweet Gale
  • Douglas Fir
  • Sea Purslane
  • Sea Beet
  • Marsh Samphire
  • Rock Samphire

Some of these plants have escaped cultivation, while others are native to the UK but have only recently been discovered as good to eat. Others were used in the past but have gone out of fashion. For example, rock samphire was used in vast quantites and in the 19th century it was picked on the Isle of Wight and shipped to London packed in casks of salt water.

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