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yellow woodsorrel

Oxalis stricta

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: sourgrass, toad sorrel, common yellow oxalis, erect woodsorrel, upright yellow wood-sorrel, upright yellow woodsorrel, creeping woodsorrel

Leaf Type: Broadleaf

Flowers: Yellow

Leaves: Heart shaped leaves with divided edges; little hair

Life Cycle: Annual/Perennial

Typically a low, spreading plant. Leaves have 3 heart-shaped leaflets like clover, often with a purple cast. Stems grow to 20 inches but are more spreading than upright. Prefers shade. When ripe, seeds are ejected from capsules and can travel 12 ft.

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