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Oxalis stricta L.
UPRIGHT YELLOW-SORREL
Oxalis dillenii auct, non Jacq; Oxalis europaea Jord; Oxalis fontana Bunge; Xanthoxalis fontana (Bunge) Holub; Xanthoxalis stricta (L) Small; Common yellow oxalis; Upright Yellow Sorrel; Sheep Sorrel; Sour Grass; Sheep Poison; Upright Wood Sorrel; Yellow Wood Sorrel; Oxalis fontana; Common yellow wood sorrel; Sourgrass; Sour weed

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Geographic distribution
This species has been reported in the picnic area near the Spoone pavilion.

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Apidae  Ceratina dupla @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon sericeus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Augochlorella persimilis @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Halictus confusus @ PN- (1)

Halictus rubicundus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum pectorale @ AMNH_BEE (3)
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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Oxalis stricta L. Upright Yellow Woodsorrel
Oxalidaceae — Sorrel family
Native
Oxalis stricta Oxalis stricta
White Clay Creek State Park -- Thompson Station Road
May 2014

Guide to Oxalis of Delaware

More information on this plant, from other sources.


Copyright David G. Smith

Delaware Wildflowers main page

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Oxalis stricta L. - Yellow Wood Sorrel

Oxalis stricta plant

Family - Oxalidaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Oxalis stricta leaf

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Oxalis stricta flower

Oxalis stricta fruit Developing fruits.

Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Rocky and open woods, bluffs, alluvial stream banks, thickets, fields, waste ground, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species is very common in Missouri and is found throughout the state. The pubescence of the stems and leaves is very variable and Steyermark breaks the plant into many varieties and forms. These taxa are probably not valid and won't be mentioned here. This species can be eaten and adds a nice sour flavor to salads. Large quantities of the plant should be avoided because of its oxalic acid content.
The yellow flowered species of Oxalis can be difficult to differentiate. Mature, flowering specimens are required for a proper ID.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 7-15-02.


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Oxalis stricta L.
common yellow oxalis

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General Information
Symbol: OXST
Group: Dicot
Family: Oxalidaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   N
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©G.A. Cooper. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, DC, Washington, Rock Creek Park. Usage Requirements .

Jose Hernandez. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, NY. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. Usage Requirements .

Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Davenport, Nahant Marsh. 2002. Usage Requirements .

©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky . University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements .

Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements .

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Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements .

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

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©David Brezner. United States, MA, Plymouth Co., Bridgewater, property at 28 Erbeck Circle, Elevation: 92ft/28m, Latitude: 41.984, Longitude: -70.933. September 2, 2012. Usage Requirements .

©David Brezner. United States, MA, Plymouth Co., Bridgewater, property at 28 Erbeck Circle, Elevation: 92ft/28m, Latitude: 41.984, Longitude: -70.933. September 16, 2012. Usage Requirements .

©David Brezner. United States, MA, Plymouth Co., Bridgewater, property at 28 Erbeck Circle, Elevation: 92ft/28m, Latitude: 41.984, Longitude: -70.933. September 16, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 433. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 435. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 434. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 433. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 432. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CECO3 Ceratoxalis coloradensis (Rydb.) Lunell
CECY3 Ceratoxalis cymosa (Small) Lunell
OXBU Oxalis bushii (Small) Small
OXCO8 Oxalis coloradensis Rydb.
OXCY Oxalis cymosa Small
OXEU2 Oxalis europaea Jord.
OXEUB2 Oxalis europaea Jord. var. bushii (Small) Wiegand
OXEUR Oxalis europaea Jord. var. rufa (Small) Young
OXFO Oxalis fontana Bunge
OXFOB Oxalis fontana Bunge var. bushii (Small) H. Hara
OXIN5 Oxalis interior (Small) Fedde
OXRU4 Oxalis rufa Small
OXSTD Oxalis stricta L. var. decumbens Bitter
OXSTP Oxalis stricta L. var. piletocarpa Wiegand
OXSTR Oxalis stricta L. var. rufa (Small) Farw.
OXSTV Oxalis stricta L. var. villicaulis (Wiegand) Farw.
XABU Xanthoxalis bushii Small
XACO4 Xanthoxalis coloradensis (Rydb.) Rydb.
XACY2 Xanthoxalis cymosa (Small) Small
XADIP Xanthoxalis dillenii (Jacq.) Holub var. piletocarpa (Wiegand) Holub
XAIN2 Xanthoxalis interior Small
XARU Xanthoxalis rufa (Small) Small
XAST2 Xanthoxalis stricta (L.) Small
XASTP2 Xanthoxalis stricta (L.) Small var. piletocarpa (Wiegand) Moldenke

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Geraniales
Family Oxalidaceae – Wood-Sorrel family
Genus Oxalis L. – woodsorrel
Species Oxalis stricta L. – common yellow oxalis

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Oxalis stricta common yellow oxalis sheep sorrel sourgrass toad sorrel yellow woodsorrel This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
KY Haragan, P.D.. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide . The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (OXST)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CECO3)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CECY3)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXBU)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXCO8)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXCY)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXEU2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXEUB2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXEUR)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXFO)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXFOB)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXIN5)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXRU4)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXST)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXSTD)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXSTP)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXSTR)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OXSTV)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XABU)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XACO4)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XACY2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XADIP)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XAIN2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XARU)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XAST2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (XASTP2)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (OXST)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (OXST)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Minor Minor

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller

Sources

Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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Common Yellow Wood-sorrel
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Common Yellow Wood-sorrel
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Common Yellow Wood-sorrel
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Common Yellow Wood-sorrel
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Yellow Woodsorrel
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