Sorrel, Mountain, (Oxyria digyna: 16″ high x 8″ wide / full sun to half shade/ zone 2)

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Oxyria digyna: 16″ high x 8″ wide / full sun to half shade / zone 2

This hardy perennial is native to the circumpolar regions of the northern hemisphere, and was traditionally foraged by the Inuit; it helped prevent scurvy, as the leaves are high in vitamin C.  The leaves make an excellent trailside nibble, and lend a lemony tartness to salads.  They can also be fermented into a tart sauerkraut.  The plants need a well-drained soil, but are otherwise unfussy and easy to grow.

Price: $4

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