Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Oxalis dillenii Jacq. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

Merel R. Black
Family Oxalidaceae
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
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Status: Native
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
Leaf:3-parted, alternate
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Oxalis corniculata L. var. dillenii (Jacq.) Trel.
Oxalis dillenii Jacq. subsp. dillenii
Oxalis dillenii Jacq. var. radicans Shinners
Oxalis rupestris Raf.
Oxalis stricta L., sensu Lourteig (1979) & Voss (1985)
Xanthoxalis dillenii (Jacq.) Holub

         
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