The fairies of the yellow woodsorrel are a mischievous and fun loving bunch. They love dancing in the dappled sunlight that filters through the shamrock leaves. The flowers and leaves of the yellow woodsorrel close up at night when their fairies rest nestled in the flowers with the petals wrapped tightly around them like warm, snug blankets. During the day though, the flowers are open and if you are quiet and living in peace with the Earth you can hear their high pitched fairy chatter as they celebrate nature with the ringing of these floral bells.
It is very difficult to relay eye witness accounts as those who have interaction with the Fairies of the Yellow Woodsorrel frequently can only describe their interactions with them as indescribable or intoxicating. Sightings are most common in the morning when the fairies are out drinking their brew – a lemony flavored mixture of the floral nectar mixed with the morning dew. Humans can make a similar beverage from this plant by using the fresh or dried leaves and flowers plus spring water to make a tea, which when chilled is a bit like a lemonless lemonade. (This plant should only be consumed in moderation as it is high in oxalic acid and potassium oxalate and should not be used at all by people with gout, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney stones or kidney disease. Obviously, do not consume any wild plant without being 100% certain of what it is.) Yellow Woodsorrel is commonly referred to as sour grass due to it’s tart, lemony flavor and is quite refreshing as an addition to soups or salads. I highly recommend thanking the fairies for their diligent care of this plant before plucking any if you wish to avoid being on the receiving end of one of their mischievous pranks – these fairies can be quite the little tricksters!
As with most fairies, however, if you treat them and the environment with reverence and respect the Fairies of the Yellow Woodsorrel can bring you blessings. They are wonderful friends to have – motivating cheerleaders that are perfect to work with on confidence and self esteem issues. Next time you come across a patch of Yellow Woodsorrel take a few moments to give thanks to the fairies who watch over this lovely little plant. Those who take the time to meditate in peace with these fairies will often find that solutions to their problems magically appear.