Etymology: Oxalis: from the Greek oxus for "sour," referring to the pleasantly sour taste of the leaves and stem
Plants: erect, perennial, 3"-7" tall forb
Leaves: a few, long-stalked, 3-parted, all basal leaves
Flowers: white veined with pink, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, held slightly above the leaves; usually solitary from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: moderate moisture to moist; forests; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9, Wetland Indicator = FACU* USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"