Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1005

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
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 (11/30/12):
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

 

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