Oxalis violacea - Violet Wood-sorrel

This native herbaceous perennial forms low growing mounds about 3-8 inches tall. It grows very slowly and is relatively uncommon, especially when compared to the weedy yellow wood-sorrel. It does not compete with aggressive plants. The fibrous root system contains many small scalely bulbs.

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  • <i>Oxalis violacea</i> ( Violet Wood-sorrel )    The flower is about a half inch across
    Oxalis violacea ( Violet Wood-sorrel )    Photos H. & M. Ling - 5/27/2005 Somerset County, NJ
  • <i>Oxalis violacea</i> ( Violet Wood-sorrel )    Side view and bud
    Oxalis violacea ( Violet Wood-sorrel )    Photos H. & M. Ling - 5/27/2005 Somerset County, NJ
  • <i>Oxalis violacea</i> ( Violet Wood-sorrel )    Leaves may or may not show the purplish markings
    Oxalis violacea ( Violet Wood-sorrel )    Photos H. & M. Ling - 5/19/2005 Somerset County, NJ
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Additional information:
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/vlt_sorrelx.htm
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=l340