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Pignut – Conopodium majus

We have found this early this year usually comes out May to July.  Can be found in grassland and woodland. A slender single stemmed plant 20-50cm high.  Leaves are feathery with narrow lodes.

If you follow the fragile stem gently down through the soil, you will find the nutty tuber.  This tastes somewhere between a chestnut and a hazelnut.  Before any excavation however land owners permission will be needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Sorrel – Oxalis acetosella

Found in woods and shady places.  The leaves are shaped like shamrock with a lime green colouring.  It flowers April to May (again this is early)Five white petal flower.

Has a sharp citrus taste, which makes it ideal for salads.

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