creeping woodsorrel

Oxalis corniculata

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: yellow sorrel

Leaf Type: Broadleaf

Flowers: Yellow

Leaves: Trifoliate leaves with three rounded leaflets resembling a clover.

Life Cycle: Perennial

This non-native plant has small, yellow, five-petalled flowers that close when not in direct sun. Creeping sorrel is often confused with O. stricta, but is more low-growing and spreads by above ground stolons that root. Explosive seed capsules shooting seeds several feet when disturbed.

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