Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Oxalis dillenii Jacq.
Dillenius' oxalis, southern yellow wood-sorrel
Oxalis: from the Greek oxus for "sour," referring to the pleasantly sour taste of the leaves and stem
dillenii: Named for Johann Jacob Dillen (Latinized to Dillenius), 18th century German botanist and physician
|Plant: ||erect to drooping, perennial, up to 16" tall forb, hairy, not creeping, weedy|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide; inflorescence an umbel-like, un-branched cluster of stalked flowers from the leaf axils|
|Fruit:||grayish, 1/2"-1" capsule on a spreading or slightly bent stalk; seeds brownish with white ridges|