North Carolina Wildflowers

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Oxalidaceae > Oxalis (wood sorrel)

Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis sp.), (probably Oxalis stricta)
Orange Co., NC
21 Apr 2006

Several similar species of yellow oxalis are found across the state in NC.

Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis sp.), (probably Oxalis stricta)
Orange Co., NC
21 Apr 2006

Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata) Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata)
Durham Co., NC
19 MAr 2011

Probably native to the New World Tropics, this species can be found uncommonly across North Carolina.

Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata) Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata)
Durham Co., NC
19 MAr 2011

Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata) Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata)
Durham Co., NC
19 MAr 2011

Stems mostly flop onto the ground and root at each node.


pink wood sorrel (Oxalis sp.) a pink wood sorrel, either Oxalis rubra or O. violacea
Orange Co., NC
1 May 2006

unknown pink wood sorrel (Oxalis sp.)
Blackwood Division, Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
15 May 2007
unknown pink wood sorrel (Oxalis sp.)
Blackwood Division, Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
15 May 2007
unknown pink wood sorrel (Oxalis sp.)
Blackwood Division, Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
15 May 2007


Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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