Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Oxalis stricta L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot

Kurt Stüber
Family Oxalidaceae
Oxalis stricta L.
common yellow oxalis, tall wood-sorrel
Oxalis: from the Greek oxus for "sour," referring to the pleasantly sour taste of the leaves and stem
stricta: erect, tight, rigid
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Status: Native
Plant: erect or drooping, perennial, 5"-25" tall forb, hairy, creeping, weedy
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3" -3/4" wide, usually held below the leaves; inflorescence 2-7 stalked flowers in a cluster branching with age; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:1/3"-1/2" capsule on mostly erect stalks
Leaf:3-parted, alternate
Habitat: dry; prairies, disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ceratoxalis coloradensis (Rydb.) Lunell
Ceratoxalis cymosa (Small) Lunell
Oxalis bushii Small
Oxalis coloradensis Rydb.
Oxalis europaea Jord.
Oxalis europaea Jord. f. cymosa (Small) Wiegand
Oxalis europaea Jord. f. pilosella Wiegand
Oxalis europaea Jord. f. subglabrata Wiegand
Oxalis europaea Jord. f. villicaulis Wiegand
Oxalis europaea Jord. var. bushii (Small) Wiegand
Oxalis europaea Jord. var. bushii (Small) Wiegand f. vestita Wiegand
Oxalis europaea Jord. var. rufa (Small) Young
Oxalis fontana Bunge
Oxalis fontana Bunge var. bushii (Small) Hara
Oxalis interior (Small) Fedde
Oxalis rufa Small
Oxalis stricta L. var. decumbens Bitter
Oxalis stricta L. var. piletocarpa Wiegand
Oxalis stricta L. var. rufa (Small) Farw.
Oxalis stricta L. var. villicaulis (Wiegand) Farw.
Oxalis cymosa Small
Xanthoxalis bushii (Small) Small
Xanthoxalis coloradensis (Rydb.) Rydb.
Xanthoxalis cymosa (Small) Small
Xanthoxalis dillenii (Jacq.) Holub var. piletocarpa (Wiegand) Holub
Xanthoxalis interior Small
Xanthoxalis rufa (Small) Small
Xanthoxalis stricta (L.) Small
Xanthoxalis stricta (L.) Small var. piletocarpa (Wiegand) Moldenke

         
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