sour grass


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Related to sour grass: sweet grass, wood sorrel
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Noun1.sour grass - any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicinesour grass - any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Rumex, Rumex - docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions
Rumex acetosa, sour dock, garden sorrel - European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens
Rumex acetosella, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel - small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places
bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, Rumex obtusifolius, yellow dock - European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America
French sorrel, garden sorrel, Rumex scutatus - low perennial with small silvery-green ovate to hastate leaves
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Bitter, pungent, and detoxifying, they include dandelion greens, purslane, ramps, sorrel, lamb's quarters, chickweed, chicory, shepherd's purse, escarole, fiddleheads, wild prickly lettuce, mache, nettles, frisee, sour grass, and onion grass.
Wood Sorrel: Also known as the sour grass and shamrock weed, the wood sorrel is anything but lucky.
Other greens to use are sour grass or wood sorrel, chicory leaves, and purslane.