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Oxalis oregana


A lovely creeping shade ground cover, with dark green, clover-like foliage, marbled with silver on top and burgundy undersides that often remain through a mild winter. This species is native to BC.

A lovely shade ground cover, if you have moist soil, which makes beautiful foliage patterns that often remain through a mild winter. Vigorous, so keep an eye on it or plant it in a drier location. This species is native to BC but is only found in limited locations on the southern tip of the Queen Charlotte Islands and near Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is much more common south of the border and into California where it is an understorey plant in the giant redwood forests.

Common Name: Redwood Sorrell

Family: Oxalidaceae (The Oxalis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Moist, redwood forests.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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