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Plant Details

Oxalis stricta

Common Yellow Wood-sorrel, Yellow Oxalis

Scientific Name:

Oxalis stricta

Common Name:

Common Yellow Wood-sorrel, Yellow Oxalis

Plant Family

Oxalidaceae (Wood-Sorrel Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

part-shade to sun

Bloom Time:

May - October

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Habitat Description:

Disturbed areas, also in a variety of natural habitats (Weakley 2015). Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

"A low spreading plant with clover-like, sour-tasting leaves and 1 to several yellow flowers.…It is especially common as a garden weed." Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Flower

A pretty native with weedy tendencies, it is "now widespread nearly worldwide". - Weakley Flora

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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