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In a Sleepy Hollow, Wild Sorrel grows

Woodland Sorrel 06
Wild woodland Sorrel, Glenbower, Owning, county kilkenny
Irish Nature photography Nigel Borrington

In a Sleepy Hollow, Wild Sorrel grows

Glenbower woodlands is located near the village of owning in the south of county Kilkenn. In the middle of the wood is located a deep and very sleepy hollow, in winter the hollow is covered in fallen leaves from the trees that are located on the very edges of cliffs above.

Spring time however brings new life with fox dens located in the cliffs and a carpet of ferns and Wild woodland Sorrel with its many white and purple flowers.

Sorrel is found carpeting many Irish old, undisturbed woodlands in spring, this pretty downy perennial also grows on moss-covered trees and shady stone walls and is widespread throughout the country.

Each pretty white flower has five petals, bell-shaped some (10 – 15 mm), held on a stem which comes directly from the roots. The petals are lined with a tracery of purple veins through to the golden centre of the flower. The three petalled heart-shaped leafs fold up towards late afternoon or in rain as do the fragile flowers.

They Can be eaten and have a sharp taste of oxalic acid, wonderful with salads and as a garnish. The flowers blooms from April to June.

Wild Sorrel is a native plant to Ireland and belongs to the family Oxalidaceae.

Sleepy Hollow Image Gallery

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Woodland Sorrel 01

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Woodland Sorrel 02

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Woodland Sorrel 07

Woodland Sorrel 06

18 responses

  1. Lovely!

    April 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    • Hello Victor πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  2. Nigel I love the deep green that your pictures captured…they are so very awesome! Looks like a wonderful place to sit back and meditate!

    April 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm

  3. Gorgeous captures… but what’s with the chairs?!! : )))

    April 23, 2014 at 10:04 pm

  4. Lynette Mary Moon

    Nigel, your photos give me such a longing for Ireland. I have never been there but it is in my blood. Love all of your pictures.

    April 24, 2014 at 12:08 am

    • Hello Lynette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you like the blog, maybe one day you will be able to come for a visit πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      • Lynette Mary Moon

        Yes Nigel, that is my heart’s desire to visit. Especially Tipperary – my great grandmother came from there. Your pictures do so much in the way of showing me the “true” Ireland. Thank you so much.

        April 27, 2014 at 1:33 am

      • Hello Lynette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        I hope you Manage a trip sooner than later πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        April 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  5. Is that your chair…for soaking in the atmosphere??? πŸ™‚

    April 24, 2014 at 2:33 am

    • Hello Jonathan πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes , hand made by the looks of it, someone must have a fire going sometime too as the ash’s remained around.

      Someone is enjoying the woods , so thats a great thing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  6. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    April 24, 2014 at 2:34 am

  7. How very spring like … and Irish. πŸ™‚

    April 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    • Hello Dorothy πŸ™‚

      Thank you , yes everything is returning to green πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  8. Soooo lovely!

    April 24, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    • Hello Rene πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very , very pleased you enjoyed and commented πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  9. Just stunning.

    April 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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