- Rocky and open woods, bluffs, alluvial stream banks, thickets, fields, waste ground, roadsides, railroads.
- Native to U.S.
- 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
can be difficult to differentiate. Mature, flowering specimens are required for a proper ID.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 7-15-02.
Following modified from Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture
common yellow oxalis
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.
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