'The cowslips tall her pensioners be/ In their gold coats spots you see/ Those be rubies, fairy favours/ In those freckles live their savours/ I must go seek some dewdrops here/ And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.'| A Midsummer Night's Dream | photo sarah raven
Wood Sorrel (Oxalis): You’ll find wood sorrel in all parts of the world; species diversity is particularly rich in South America. Humans have used wood sorrel for food and medicine for millennia. The Kiowa Indians chewed on wood sorrel to alleviate thirst, and the Cherokee ate the plant to cure mouth sores. The leaves are a great source of vitamin C. The roots of the wood sorrel can be boiled. They’re starchy and taste a bit like a potato.