Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Oxalis violacea L. image
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Family Oxalidaceae
Oxalis violacea L.
violet wood-sorrel
Oxalis: from the Greek oxus for "sour," referring to the pleasantly sour taste of the leaves and stem
violacea: violet
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Status: Native
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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ionoxalis violacea (L.) Small
Oxalis violacea L. f. albida Fassett
Oxalis violacea L. var. trichophora Fassett

         
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