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, northern hardwood 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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 100-01-001:
Oxalis acetosella   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

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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image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

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

        

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

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, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

JK Marlow    jkm120523_160

May    Graham County    NC

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmomontana_mm2

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmomontana_mm4

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_29

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

Tim Spira    tpsomontana9

July        

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1502

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmomontana_brp1

Month Unknown        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Oxalis montana, Mountain Wood-sorrel, American Wood-sorrel, Wood Shamrock, White Wood-sorrel

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.