Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, , at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately compound: 3 leaflets
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (with pink veins)
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths
Flowers solitary

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 montana   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis montana   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 100-01-001:
Oxalis acetosella   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Oxalidaceae in the southeastern United States (Robertson, 1975)
Oxalis acetosella ssp. montana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Oxalis montana

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_oxac3_001_lhd

        

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Dan Whitten    sdw_mountainwoodsorrel

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Petals heavily veined with pink, a yellow spot at the base, notched at tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Oxalis montana

JK Marlow    jkm120523_160

May    Graham County    NC

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

image of Oxalis montana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmomontana_mm2

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

image of Oxalis montana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmomontana_mm4

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

image of Oxalis montana

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_29

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Oxalis montana

Tim Spira    tpsomontana9

July        

image of Oxalis montana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmomontana_brp1

Month Unknown        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmomontana_brp9

Month Unknown        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves all basal and long-stalked, each blade with heart-shaped leaflets, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.