Is redwood sorrel invasive?

Oxalis oregana is best grown in moist to well drained soil with light to deep shade. It will tolerate sandy sites and clay. Once established it is drought tolerant. Oxalis oregana, the evergreen form, is not as vigorous as the deciduous form which can become quite invasive.

Can you eat redwood sorrel?

Leaves of redwood sorrel are edible cooked or raw but are mildly toxic from the presence of oxalic acid. When consumed, they should be eaten in small quantities. Northwest tribes were known to eat redwood sorrel with dried fish.

What animals eat redwood sorrel?

Many animals eat redwood sorrel, like black-tailed deer. Park visitors should stay on the paths so they don’t destroy the plant. In many places this intriguing plant covers the forest floor in the heart of Muir Woods National Monument.

Is redwood sorrel native to California?

Oxalis oregana , known as redwood sorrel or Oregon oxalis, is a species of the wood sorrel family, Oxalidaceae, in the genus Oxalis native to moist Douglas-fir and coast redwood forests of western North America from southwestern British Columbia to Washington, Oregon, and California.

Where does redwood sorrel grow?

Redwood sorrel is a perfect ground cover for woodland or shady garden beds, even for a densely shaded area. Low growing (to 6 inches) and tenacious, it’s able to get established in a variety of soils, though it prefers humus-rich soil and some moisture.

How do you plant redwood sorrel?

CareGrow in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full or part shade. PropagationSow seed at 55° to 64°F in late winter or early spring. Divide in spring. Small sections root easily if provided with bottom heat.

What does redwood sorrel taste like?

Redwood Sorrel, not to be confused with the also edible garden sorrel, has a tangy, lemony flavor that is a great accent to salads. One thing to note, however, is that is should only be eaten in small quantities, because it contains oxalic acid that can disrupt digestion in large amounts.

How does redwood sorrel spread?

The facts: Redwood sorrel spreads by rhizomes (underground stems). It grows fast, it’s drought-tolerant, and it’s even, I’ve read, fire resistant. Fine Gardening claims it’s a “good substitute for English ivy (Hedera helix).” Gardeners who plant redwood sorrel should be sure they really want it.

Do deer eat French sorrel?

Deer do not particularly like sorrel and consume it only if nothing else more delicious is available. It is generally labeled deer resistant.

Will sorrel grow in shade?

Both are very hardy, enjoy moist, fertile soil, and will grow in partial shade. Being hot and dry encourages them to run to seed, so they’re happiest if their roots are kept damp by watering in dry weather and mulching with compost every spring.

Is Oxalis native to California?

Oxalis pes-caprae (buttercup oxalis, Bermuda buttercup, yellow oxalis) is a low-growing perennial (family Oxalidaceae) found along the coast of California, in the Coastal Ranges, and in the Sacramento Valley.

Is redwood sorrel an evergreen?

Ornamental Qualities Redwood Sorrel stays green all year long. Plant it under existing shade trees or alongside other native groundcovers. It grows particularly well with Woodland Strawberry, Miner’s Lettuce, and our native Violets.