The green, shamrock-like leaves of Oxalis violacea give rise to lavender or rose-pink flowers in spring.
The green, shamrock-like leaves of Oxalis violacea give rise to charming lavender or rose-pink flowers with greenish yellow throats in spring with possible rebloom in fall. Known as violet wood sorrel, it is native to most of the US east of the Rockies as well as parts of eastern Canada. It forms an attractive, indefinitely spreading groundcover. All parts of the plant are apparently edible offering a pleasant, sour taste to salads, for instance. It was a traditional food source of Native American peoples.
Common Name: Violet Wood Sorrel
Family: Oxalidaceae (The Oxalis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Dryish, acidic soils in glades, rocky, open woods, fields, and prairies.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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