Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3268

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA (endemic)

Look for it in floodplain forests, moist fields, ditches, bluffs, and moist slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately compound
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow (without red lines, or with faint red lines)
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths
Flowers 1-2(3) in umbelliform cymes at the level of or barely above the leaves

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oxalis priceae ssp. colorea   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 100-01-006:
Oxalis florida var. recurva   FAMILY Oxalidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Oxalis recurva var. recurva

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Oxalis macrantha

 

COMMON NAME:
tufted yellow wood-sorrel