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Oxalis corniculata
Oxalis corniculata
`ihi Oxalis Family
Oxalis corniculata Oxalidaceae
common names
  yellow oxalis
  yellow wood sorrel
  creeping oxalis
accepted scientific name
  Oxalis corniculata L.
rules for finding collection records
  Oxalis corniculata (211)
  exclude Oxalis corniculata albicans
  exclude Oxalis corniculata pilosa
  exclude Oxalis corniculata wrightii
family name
  • Oxalidaceae
Image Author: ©2003-2014 John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Compound
Plant Observed All Year
Non-Native. Possible polynesian introduction.

How Likely at this Location (34%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Oxalis corniculata   L.   (TSN: 29067, Index: 605)

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