Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4067

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA Mountains & in NC)

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LEAVES:
Ternately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow (with strong red lines in corolla throat)
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths
Flowers (1)2-4(5) in umbelliform cymes well above the leaves

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

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

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

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Oxalis colorea

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xanthoxalis colorea

 

COMMON NAME:
tufted yellow wood-sorrel, Small's wood-sorrel, (NOT Sadie Price’s Yellow Wood-sorrel)


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image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm120325_782

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaflets 3, obcordate, green on both surfaces, per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm120325_787b

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Sepals 3.5-5mm, apices without tubercles, per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm170401_400

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Plants caespitose or weakly colonial [vs. O. macrantha strongly colonial], per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm170401_405

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm170401_405b

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Petals 9-15mm, yellow with prominent red stripes at base (corolla throat), per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1113

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1116

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Oxalis colorea

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1126

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlm4112_55

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Stems hirsute-pilose on proximal 2/3, hairs curving, irregularly spreading, per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_158

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Red stripes rarely faint, very rarely apparently absent, per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_159

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers in umbelliform cymes well above the level of the leaves, per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisred_slide1

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Capsules angular-cylindric, abruptly tapered at apex, per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisred_slide3

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaflets lobed 1/5-1/3 length [vs. O. grandis only 1/5], per Further Observations on the Oxalis dillenii Group (Oxalidaceae) (Nesom et al., 2014).

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisred_slide4

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisred_slide5

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Oxalis colorea

Roxanna Martin    rlmoxalisred_slide6

April    Spartanburg County    SC