Photographer: Derek Anderson
Oxalis violacea L.
Oxalis: from the Greek oxus for "sour," referring to the pleasantly sour taste of the leaves and stem
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-6" tall forb|
|Flower: ||pink to violet veined with purple, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, held much above the leaves; inflorescence with more than 1 flower per stem in an umbel-like cluster; blooms April-June|
|Leaf:||3-parted, alternate; hairless|
|Habitat: ||dry; woods, prairies|