Also known as
Pink Wood Sorrel, Windowbox Wood-Sorrel, Sourgrass, Jointed Woodsorrel, Large-Leaf Wood-Sorrel, Pink Shamrock, Purple Wood-Sorrel, Shamrock Oxalis, Pink articulata
Oxalis articulata by la la means I love you (CC BY-SA 3.0)
5 years to reach maturity
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Pink Sorrel Overview
Oxalis articulata is also known commonly as pink wood sorrel, it is a perennial species in the wood sorrel family, Oxalidaceae. Native to South America, this species is now widely found across Europe after garden introductions and it is now naturalised across Europe in temperate climates. This species produces pretty pink to purple, 5-petalled flowers with petals measuring around 0.1-0.15cm long. Typically this species doesn't exceed 50cm in height, growing directly from their bulbs. Bright green leaves are palmately divided into clusters of three leaflets arranged at the end of stems. Leaves are three-sided and heart to triangular in shape.
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Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.