Also known as
Yellow Sorrel, Creeping Oxalis, 'Ihi, Yellow Procumbent Wood-Sorrel, Creeping Lady's-Sorrel, Sour-Grass Wood-Sorrel, Yellow Oxalis
Oxalis corniculata 1 by Dalgial (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Creeping Woodsorrel Overview
Oxalis corniculata is a low-growing, herbaceous weed that has green clover-like, triangular leaves coloured soft green and bright yellow flowers. Also known by the common names creeping woodsorrel, yellow sorrel and creeping Oxalis, these names refer to the delicate stems that grow across the ground and root easily, some term this an invasive lawn weed.
Common problems with Creeping Woodsorrel
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Creeping Woodsorrel
Not usually harvested.
How to propagate Creeping Woodsorrel
Scatter the seed onto moist soil or compost.
Propagate by division of the bulbs or from seed in autumn.
Special features of Creeping Woodsorrel
Other uses of Creeping Woodsorrel
Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.
The leaves are edible with a deliciously sour taste of lemons. Rich in vitamin C, it can be eaten (or infused into a tea) in small quantities.