Creeping wood-sorrel, or weedy oxalis as it is
also sometimes called, is a common and widespread weedy perennial growing
in lawns and gardens throughout most of California. It rises from
a slender taproot, creeps horizontally and roots at the nodes. It is
a native of Europe and blooms most of the year. The yellow flowers
have five sepals and five petals with ten stamens, five long and five
short, and five pistils united at the base, and develop on 2"-long
stems. The leaves are trifoliate on 2"-3" long stems
and the individual leaflets are heart-shaped and often bent inward from
a mid-vein. It is slightly pubescent and has ± cylindric
brown seeds. Native to Europe.
Click here for Latin name derivations: 1) Oxalis
Pronunciation: ox-AL-is kor-nik-yoo-LAY-ta.
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