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Plant Details

Oxalis violacea

Violet Wood-sorrel

Scientific Name:

Oxalis violacea

Genus:

Oxalis

Species Epithet:

violacea

Common Name:

Violet Wood-sorrel

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Oxalidaceae (Wood-Sorrel Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Violet

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry to moist forests (Weakley 2015). Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Flowers

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Paynter, Wilmington, April 22, 2012

Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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