Today I took my 8 year old daughter and our dog to see if we could find and forage for some of the common spring edible plants. We found quite a lot within a very short space of time. We found bittercress as soon as we stepped out of the front door. It tastes pretty much like water cress and was growing against our driveway wall. The rest of these edible plants were found growing along the Bristol Frome within a few hundred yards of our house..
Another confusion species according to others. Lords & Ladies or Cuckoo Pint. Some people believe that you can confuse this poisonous plant with Sorrel, as they have similar shaped leaves. Although I'm not personally convinced. The Lords & Ladies plant is associated with woodland? Has dark green and veiny leaves, that are much thicker. As it matures it's reproduction parts are obvious. Sorrel is associated with meadows, fields & verges and is an altogether much taller and finer plant. The reproduction parts are very different. The leaves in general, much smaller, finer and paler. But please do research before hand to ensure that you can tell the differences.