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Common Wood Sorrel

Oxalis acetosella

Also known as

Shamrock, Wood sorrel, Cuckoo bread, Alleluia

Oxalis acetosella resize by Lithuanian Wikipedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

30cm

5cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Common Wood Sorrel

A close up of a white Oxalis acetosella flower and some green leaves
A close up of a white Oxalis acetosella flower with purple veins
Common Woodsorrel (Oxalis acetosella), Chemnitz, Germany
A close up of a Oxalis acetosella plant with white purple flowers and green leaves

Common Wood Sorrel Overview

Oxalis acetosella is a rhizmatous perennial species from the Oxalidaceae family. This plant is found growing naturally across Europe and areas of Asia, it is known by the names Common Wood Sorrel and Wood Sorrel. It produces attractive white flowers with purple veins and clover-like leaves.

How to propagate Common Wood Sorrel

Bulbs

You can propagate by division of the bulbs in autumn or early spring.

Division

Seed

From seed in autumn.

Special features of Common Wood Sorrel

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Common Wood Sorrel

Wildflower/meadow. culinary