Sorrel – Yellow Wood

Oxalis stricta L.

Family Wood-sorrel (Oxalidaceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Meadows
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height Prostrate to 18″
Flower Yellow, 5-petaled flowers are 1/4 to 1/2 inch across. Base of the petals may be reddish. Flowerstalks are much longer than leafstalks.
Leaf Clover-like with 3 dark green leaflets radiating from a central point, each with a distinct notch at the tip.
Notes Leaves, leafstalks, and stems may be smooth to hairy. This plant is often found as a weed in lawns and gardens.


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