Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in roadsides, pastures, lawns, a wide variety of other habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Ternately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate & basal
Petioles 1-4cm long

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oxalis dillenii   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis dillenii   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 100-01-005:
Oxalis dillenii   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Oxalis florida var. florida

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Yellow Wood-sorrel


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xabr2_001_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_oxalis_dillenii

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404y_29

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Pedicels in fruit deflexed (to horizontal), per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis dillenii

JK Marlow    jkm120408_797

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Oxalis dillenii

JK Marlow    jkm120408_797b

April    Greenville County    SC

Leaflets 3, obcordate, lobed 1/5-1/3 length, green on both surfaces, per Again: Taxonomy of Yellow-flowered Caulescent Oxalis in eastern North America (Nesom, 2009).

image of Oxalis dillenii

JK Marlow    jkm120408_826

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Oxalis dillenii

JK Marlow    jkm170429_401

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Oxalis dillenii

JK Marlow    jkm170429_401b

April    Greenville County    SC

Flower petals yellow, without red lines, 5-11mm, per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).