Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1004

Forb
Annual

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

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in rich moist forests, rocky bluffs, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow (with faint red lines in corolla throat)
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths
Flowers 1 or 2-4(8) in regular or irregular or umbelliform cymes above leaves

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis grandis   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 100-01-008:
Oxalis grandis   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xanthoxalis grandis

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Wood-sorrel, Great Yellow Wood-sorrel


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image of Oxalis grandis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xagr_001_lvd

        

image of Oxalis grandis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_119

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflets edged in reddish purple and up to 2" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Oxalis grandis

JK Marlow    jkm120517_122

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves mostly on the distal half of the stem, per Again: Taxonomy of Yellow-flowered Caulescent Oxalis in eastern North America (Nesom, 2009).

image of Oxalis grandis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmograndis_boomer2

May        

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

image of Oxalis grandis

JK Marlow    s060513_b

May    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District