1. rq says

    It’s called rabbit cabbage here (zaķkāposti) though I’m not sure why. There’s a story about it, too.
    Anyway, I loved eating these. Funny thing: back in Canada, they were green; here, they’re purple (flowers are yellow everywhere)!

  2. Dunc says

    Ah, the fun of common names: it’s not actually a clover, it’s a wood sorrel. Also, wood sorrels are not actually sorrels.

  3. Kengi says

    Common plant names are like street names. Sure, the route number is a consistent and accurate way to refer to streets, but the local street name often has character and history.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Nice light and shadow.

    There are other Oxalis species here but not this. The genus Oxalis is käenkaali (cuckoo’s cabbage) in Finnish and Oxalis aceitosuna, the most common here is käenkaali or ketunleipä (fox’s bread).

  5. whirlwitch says

    I ate these as a kid. I never knew what they were called, so I called them Tartweed because of the taste.

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