Oxalis corniculata L.
Family: Oxalidaceae
creeping yellow wood-sorrel
[Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea L.,  more]
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Michael L. Charters  
Etymology: Oxalis: from the Greek oxus for "sour," referring to the pleasantly sour taste of the leaves and stem
Plants: erect to drooping, perennial, up to 16" tall forb, hairy, creeping, weedy Leaves: 3-parted, alternate
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide; inflorescence an umbel-like, un-branched cluster of stalked flowers from the leaf axils
Fruits: grayish, 1/2"-1" capsule on a spreading or slightly bent stalk; seeds brownish with white ridges
Oxalis corniculata image
from USDA Plants website  
Oxalis corniculata image
Oxalis corniculata image
Oxalis corniculata image
Paul Drobot  
Oxalis corniculata image
Paul Drobot  
Oxalis corniculata image
from USDA Plants website  
Oxalis corniculata image
Paul Drobot  
Oxalis corniculata image
Paul Drobot  
Oxalis corniculata image
Oxalis corniculata image
Paul Drobot  
Oxalis corniculata image
Merel R. Black  
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