OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Oxalidales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Oxalis corniculata   FAMILY Oxalidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis corniculata   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 100-01-004:
Oxalis corniculata   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Oxalis repens

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xanthoxalis corniculata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xanthoxalis langloisii

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Lady's-sorrel


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image of Oxalis corniculata, Creeping Lady's-sorrel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xaco2_001_lvd

        

image of Oxalis corniculata, Creeping Lady's-sorrel

JK Marlow    jkm120408_808

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Oxalis corniculata, Creeping Lady's-sorrel

JK Marlow    jkm120408_811

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Oxalis corniculata, Creeping Lady's-sorrel

Keith Bradley    kab_o_corniculata_77454

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Castellow Hammock Park

Leaflets about 1cm long and often considerably less. Petals 5-7mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oxalis corniculata, Creeping Lady's-sorrel

JK Marlow    jkm141025_338

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Oxalis corniculata   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis corniculata   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 100-01-004:
Oxalis corniculata   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Oxalis repens

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xanthoxalis corniculata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xanthoxalis langloisii

 

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1001

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: New World tropics & subtropics? possibly including the deep South

Uncommon (rare in GA & SC Mountains)

Habitat: Gardens, fields, disturbed areas, sometimes more natural areas including pinelands, dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Ternately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow (without red lines)
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths

Flowers 1 or 2–3(6) in irregular or umbelliform cymes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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