Oxalis corniculata L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Oxalis corniculata L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 2 [Oxalis dillenii Jacq.]; stems trailing and freely rooting; pubescence variously oriented; herbage tending to have a purplish cast; infl cymose when well developed, the mature pedicels erect or ascending; pubescence of the fr mostly short and spreading, sometimes with intermingled longer hairs; seeds wholly brown; 2n=24, 42, 48. A widely distributed weed in the tropics and abundant in s. U.S., in our range often a weed in greenhouses and occasional in gardens. (O. repens; Xanthoxalis c.)

  • Common Names

    creeping yellow wood-sorrel