OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oxalis stricta   FAMILY Oxalidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis stricta   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 100-01-007:
Oxalis stricta   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Oxalis europaea

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Yellow Wood-sorrel


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image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xabu_001_lvd

        

Xanthoxalis bushii.

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xacy2_001_lvd

        

Xanthoxalis cymosa.

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xaru_001_lvd

        

Xanthoxalis rufa.

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xast2_001_lvd

        

Xanthoxalis stricta.

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Gill Newberry    gn04_oxalis_stricta

April        

Stems erect, usually arising singly from the base, 20-60(90)cm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlm4112_72

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem often much-branched, glabrous to very pubescent, mostly glabrous in NC-SC, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlm4211_186

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals (6-)8-11mm, yellow, per Again: Taxonomy of Yellow-flowered Caulescent Oxalis in eastern North America (Nesom, 2009).

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlm4211_187

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlm4211_189

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisyellow_slide1

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Capsules columnar, nearly terete, abruptly tapering toward apex, per Again: Taxonomy of Yellow-flowered Caulescent Oxalis in eastern North America (Nesom, 2009).

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisyellow_slide2

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisyellow_slide3

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaflets obcordate, lobed 1/5–1/3 length, light green to yellowish-green, per Again: Taxonomy of Yellow-flowered Caulescent Oxalis in eastern North America (Nesom, 2009).

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisyellow_slide4

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisyellow_slide5

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisyellow_slide6

April    Spartanburg County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis stricta   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 100-01-007:
Oxalis stricta   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Oxalis europaea

 

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1007

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Disturbed areas, also in a variety of natural habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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LEAVES:
Ternately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate & basal
Petioles 2-8cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow (without red lines)
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths

Flowers (3)5-7(15) in umbelliform cymes at the level of or barely above leaves

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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