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Creeping Woodsorrel

Oxalis corniculata

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)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

4a-8b

USDA zone

-34°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

    Seed

    Scatter the seed onto moist soil or compost.

    Bulbs

    Propagate by division of the bulbs or from seed in autumn.

    Division

    Special features of Creeping Woodsorrel

    Ground cover

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Creeping Woodsorrel

    Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.

    Edible

    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.

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