Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Oxalis montana Raf.
Oxalis: from the Greek oxus for "sour," referring to the pleasantly sour taste of the leaves and stem
montana: of mountains
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 3"-7" tall forb|
|Flower: ||white veined with pink, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, held slightly above the leaves; usually solitary from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||a few, long-stalked, 3-parted, all basal leaves|
|Habitat: ||moderate moisture to moist; forests; in rich soil|