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, Large Wood-sorrel, Great Yellow Wood-sorrel

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

        

image of Oxalis grandis, Large Wood-sorrel, Great Yellow Wood-sorrel

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, Large Wood-sorrel, Great Yellow Wood-sorrel

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, Large Wood-sorrel, Great Yellow Wood-sorrel

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, Large Wood-sorrel, Great Yellow Wood-sorrel

JK Marlow    s060513_b

May    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District