Northern Bushcraft

Mountain Sorrel

  • leaves are edible raw.
  • leaves can be chopped into water with sugar to make lemonade-like drink.
  • plants can be cooked.
  • plants were traditionally boiled with berries and/or salmon roe and poured into thin cakes.
  • grows in moist, open areas in montaine, subalpine and apine regions.
  • warning: eat raw plant in moderation due to oxalates, which interfere with nutrient absorption.
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